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Iowan pleads guilty to assaulting policeman in US Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a policeman during the riot at the U.S. Capitol last year on January 6th.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, 38-year-old Kyle Young of Redfield pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting or impeding officers and faces a maximum sentence of eight years in federal prison. Court documents indicate Young aimed a strobe light at a police line and was part of a group that spearheaded the beating of D.C. Metro Police Officer Michael Fanone on the Capitol steps. Fanone suffered a heart attack after being repeatedly shocked with his own taser.

Fanone identified Young in a line up as an attacker who threatened to kill him with his own police gun.



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