Michigan man: I was aiding people not attacking Capitol cops

Capitol Breach The Road to Riot
Posted at 9:11 AM, Mar 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-13 09:11:50-05

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man accused of striking police with a hockey stick at the U.S. Capitol riot says he was defending other protesters who were being crushed by officers.

Michael Foy of Wixom is asking a judge in Washington to release him on bond. Foy has been in custody without bond since mid-January. Prosecutors say Foy, a former Marine, was one of the most violent protesters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, striking police at least 10 times. But his attorney is offering a different version of what happened, claiming Foy saw a woman being trampled and took action.