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Michigan man: I was aiding people not attacking Capitol cops

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Mar 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 15:49:58-05

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.

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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.