Jeffrey McKellop, a man identified as a longtime Army Special Forces soldier and now a current military contractor has now been charged for assaulting four police officers on duty at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, including spearing one in the face with a flagpole. Jeffrey McKellop’s actions caused a laceration to an officer’s face.

McKellop was arrested on Wednesday, March 17.

He can be seen in videos and pictures, as well as in footage from police-worn body cameras. He was present among the earliest waves of rioters who came to confront police at the Capitol that day.

McKellop is seen picking up “a flagpole from the ground” and “shov[ing] it into the face” of a DC police officer before throwing the flagpole at another officer, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.

In some pictures, McKellop is seen carrying a flagpole that has at least two different flags attached: a Blue Line National Flag and a 13-star Betsy Ross flag with the phrase “Trump. Keep America Great” printed on it.

The FBI said that he put on a gas mask as he approached the police line and then tried to wrestle a canister of pepper spray from an officer who was using it for crowd control. That afternoon, he finally breached the police line and engaged in a scuffle with multiple officers.

One of the two FBI witnesses claimed to have served with McKellop from 2001 to 2016. Both witnesses indicated that McKellop has since left the service and has become a contractor and at times works overseas.