Michigan man accused of attacking police with hockey stick during Capitol riot

Michael Joseph Foy was arrested Thursday thanks to an unwitting assist from his father, who chronicled his son's activities on Facebook.

1/21/2021 10:34:00 PM

A Michigan man, who was seen attacking police with a hockey stick during the riot at the US Capitol, was arrested on Thursday after FBI agents got an unwitting assist from the suspect's Facebook-posting father, officials say.

Michael Joseph Foy was arrested Thursday thanks to an unwitting assist from his father, who chronicled his son's activities on Facebook.

about election fraud, who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. They managed to delay, but not stop, Congress from formally accepting Electoral College results that certified President Joe Biden's victory.He faces charges of entering a restricted building, obstructing a law enforcement officer, impeding federal officials, aiding and abetting and obstructing official proceedings of Congress, officials said.

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The FBI said it has video that shows Foy targeting members of the Metropolitan Police Department with the hockey stick."Foy begins striking a group of Metropolitan Police Officer assisting in the protection of the U.S. Capitol who had been knocked down and dragged into the crowd of rioters," authorities said in an affidavit."This attack continues for approximately 16 seconds until Foy is knocked down by another rioter. At that time, Foy circles back through the crowd, lowers his hood, which reveals a clear image of his face."

Agents were led to Foy thanks to pictures of the suspect posted on Facebook by his father, Joseph Foy, the FBI said.The father posted one picture of Foy, carrying a"Trump 2020" flag - affixed to a hockey stick - in front of the Washington Monument on Jan. 6, according to the affidavit. In another image, the suspect was draped in an American flag. headtopics.com

Pro-Trump protesters tear down a barricade as they clash with Capitol police on Jan. 6, 2021.Shannon Stapleton / Reuters fileFoy originally got on the FBI's radar when a tipster told agents he was involved in the attack thatkilled a Capitol police officer

, according to court documents. But the affidavit made clear there's"no evidence that the suspect killed a police officer.""We nevertheless include this fact to explain the investigative steps that were subsequently taken," according to the affidavit.

It isn't clear if Foy has hired an attorney. Members of the Foy family could not be immediately reached for comment at publicly listed phone numbers in Wixom and Westland, Michigan.David K. LiDavid K. Li is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.Ali Gostanian and Matteo Moschella

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GiGiPersists Another one bites the dust 👋🏼 Assaulting an officer should result in jail time. Hey do you think the Democrats and the actors bail out fund will be at the jail to bail out these guys. I mean you guys hired them to come to the rally and cause all kinds of trouble. Still afraid Trump was going to beat you some how. Desperate to somehow discredit a man.

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