Peter Stager Biography — Wiki
Peter Stager is an Arkansas man who is reportedly accused of beating a Washington D.C. Metropolitan police officer with an American flagpole during the riots at the U.S. Capitol. A complaint accuses him of saying he mistakenly thought the officer was a member of Antifa.
Stager was to be charged in accordance with a criminal complaint in federal court. The vicious attack on the officer, who was under attack, was captured on a viral video. Several people were involved in striking him with different objects as he lay on the ground.
Peter Stager Age
Peter Stager is 41 years old.
Peter Stager identified by the FBI
Despite Strager not having any known social media account, the FBI received a tip that one of the individuals who assaulted the officer, whose name is given only as B.M., on the stairs of the U.S. Capitol building was Peter Francis Stager, the complaint says.
“Stager climbed the stairs while holding a flagpole with a United States flag affixed to it and used the pole to repeatedly strike B.M. while B.M. remained prone on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building,” says the complaint, which charges him with unlawfully attempting to commit an act to “obstruct, impede”.
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Stager: ‘Death Is the Only Remedy for What’s in That Building’
In a video posted to social media, Peter Stager said, “Everybody in there is a treasonous traitor. Death is the only remedy for what’s in that building,” the complaint alleges, adding that authorities believe the building was the Capitol and everybody in there referred to politicians inside.
He admitted being in the video, according to the complaint.
The complaint says that Stager told the informant that he “did not know the man he was striking on the ground with the flagpole was a cop and that he thought the person he was striking was Antifa.” However, the complaint says the words “Metropolitan Police” were clearly present on the officer’s uniform in a photo the authorities believe shows Stager “holding a flagpole, with an American flag attached.”
Thus, authorities believe that Stager knew the man he was striking was a law enforcement officer.
Stager: ‘I Was ‘Wired Up’ From Being Pepper Sprayed or Tear Gassed
The complaint says that Stager told him he had to apologize to the informant and his children for his behavior and said he intended to turn himself in.
Stager claimed he was “wired up” from being “either pepper-sprayed or tear-gassed and that was why he made the comments he did on camera,” says the complaint, which adds it was possible he was “tear-gassed by law enforcement officers while attempting to breach the U.S. Capitol building.”
The Officer Was Guarding a Capitol Archway When He Was Attacked
On January 6, 2020, Officer B.M. of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department “was working his evening shift in his official capacity. During that shift, B.M. was directed to report to the U.S. Capitol building to assist the U.S. Capitol Police in their duties to maintain the security of the U.S. Capitol”.
From this archway, as he stood with other uniformed officers, B.M. saw hundreds of people gathering. “Some of these individuals were throwing and swinging various objects at the group of law enforcement officers,” the complaint says.