Rioter filmed chasing cop through Capitol building has been arrested

Eugene Goodman

Capitol Police did not respond to a request regarding the identify of the officer.

Dozens of police officers who were at the Capitol when a swath of protesters descended upon them are recovering from their injuries almost a week after the insurgence. He was only armed with a baton.

"As Trump's fascist mob ransacked the US Capitol, this courageous USCP officer kept murderous rioters away from the Senate chamber and saved the lives of those inside", U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell tweeted. Although the administration of the United States of America has been under fire for this incident, there have been a few heroic acts during the riot, including one by Eugene Goodman.

A US Capitol Police officer is being hailed as a hero after facing down an angry mob of supporters of President Donald Trump during last week's riot at the Capitol and drawing them away from the Senate chamber that had yet to be secured.

The efforts by Goodman, who is Black, gave police the time needed to race to lock the doors to the Senate chamber, according to the Washington Post.

Goodman, who is an Army veteran and a father, did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

It is seen in one of the confrontations that Eugene Goodman comes between a rioter in a black t-shirt and the corridor that leads inside the chambers of the Senate. "God bless him for his courage", US Rep. Bill Pascrell wrote in a Twitter message on Sunday.

Another got wedged between two doors in a Capitol vestibule, where he screamed in pain as rioters tried to get the gas mask around his head off, a different officer suffered an apparent heart attack after someone used a stun gun on him six times, and a third lost the tip of his right index finger.

Five people including a Capitol Police officer died as a result of Wednesday's rioting and dozens of people have been charged.

Almost 70 people were arrested during Wednesday's events, and the police and Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking the public for help in identifying other suspects.

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