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.