January 6: Florida Man Arrested Over Attack On DC Cop With A Flagpole – Business Insider

Mason Joel Courson, 26, was charged in connection with the assault of a police officer on January 6. He was arrested on Tuesday in Tamarac, Florida, earlier this week, the Justice Department said. He appeared in federal court Wednesday and is currently detained. Loading Something is loading.

A Florida man accused of taking part in the beating of a police officer during the January 6 insurrection was arrested this week, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Mason Joel Courson, 26, was arrested in Tamarac, Florida, and charged on 24 counts — including using a deadly or dangerous weapon against a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, according to the federal indictment.

He is also accused of breaking through a police line and entering restricted grounds during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that sought to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

—Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) December 15, 2021Courson is further charged using and carrying a weapon — “a stick, baton, flagpole, crutch, and reinforced gloves” — inside the US Capitol while former Vice President Mike Pence was in the building.

He was arrested Tuesday and is currently being detained after a court appearance Wednesday in South Florida.

More than 725 people have now been charged in connection with the January 6 insurrection.

Have a news tip? Email this reporter: cdavis@insider.com