Joseph Cattani was arrested for assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol attack in January 2021. Further reports say the Wisconsin man arrested was charged with both felony and misdemeanor counts.On September 7, prosecutors announced that Joseph Cattani, 40, of Colgate, was arrested in Wisconsin and charged in the federal court in Washington, D.C. Reports say the Wisconsin man arrested faced two felony counts of assaulting officers and civil disorder.
In addition, an article in Fox News states that the Wisconsin man arrested also faced misdemeanor counts of entering and remaining in a restricted building and demonstrating and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building. Nonetheless, court records online did not list any attorney for the Wisconsin man arrested.
During the U.S. Capitol Attack
According to Fleury, on January 6, 2021, the Wisconsin man arrested grabbed the face shield and pulled the head of a U.S. Capitol police officer outside the building. Thereafter, the Wisconsin man arrested allegedly forced his way into the Capitol and remained inside the building for almost 20 minutes.
However, along with the Wisconsin man arrested, hundreds of other individuals also stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the Congress from authorizing U.S. President Joe Biden’s victory over former U.S. President Donald Trump following the November 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.