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Florida man charged with attacking officers at Capitol riot

Capitol Riot Police Officer
Posted at 6:31 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 18:33:04-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a Florida man has been arrested for attacking police officers while storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 39-year-old Steven Miles of Zephyrhills was arrested Tuesday in Florida. Miles faces several charges, including assaulting, resisting or impeding officers.

The case is being prosecuted in Washington, D.C., federal court.

According to a criminal complaint, Miles last year marched in a group to the Capitol, where he and other rioters fought with police officers who were protecting the Capitol.

Officials say Miles shoved and attempted to punch police officers.

Five people died in the violence that day, including a police officer.