Who is Joseph Fischer?
Joseph Fischer is a Pennsylvania cop who has reportedly been charged by federal authorities after he was found to have participated in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. Fischer has been charged with obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, violent entry and conduct on Capitol grounds, and obstruction of justice.
Fischer is a patrolman with the North Cornwall Township Police Department near Harrisburg in the west of the state.
How old is Joseph Fischer?
Joseph Fischer is 55 years old as of 2021.
CNN: “Federal prosecutors said video footage shows Joseph Fischer, 55, running at a police line outside the Capitol and yelling, ‘Charge!'” https://t.co/vedl401H0M
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) February 20, 2021
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Joseph Fischer’s arrest and subsequent charges came after Fischer posted a video of himself on Facebook that appeared to show him charging a line of police officers on Capitol Hill during the insurrection.
In the video which was posted online, he could allegedly be heard shouting ‘hold the line’ and ‘motherf******.’
Fischer wrote that the police line was four cops deep and that he ‘made it to level two.’
‘I was there..we pushed the police back about 25 feet,’ Fischer wrote in one comment. ‘Got pepper balled and OC sprayed, but entry into the Capital was needed to send a message that we the people hold the real power.’
Prosecutors allege Fisher also had a physical altercation with at least one officer before falling to the ground. He eventually made it inside the Capitol. In later private chat messages he even wrote how he ‘may need a job’ after it had been revealed that he participated in the insurrection.
Fisher revealed that ‘word got out that I was at the rally … lol,’ according to the complaint.