Video captured Wednesday by a Huffington Post reporter shows a lone Capitol Police officer facing off against the rioters inside the building.
The officer is seen reaching for his holstered handgun before picking up a baton from the floor and swinging it at the rioters as he backs away from the surging crowd.
He eventually retreats and runs up a few flights of stairs before other officers come to his aid, the New York Post reports.
Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber. pic.twitter.com/CfVIBsgywK— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021