Arkansas MAGA rioter who 'beat cop with American flag pole' is arrested after he was filmed saying 'Death is the only remedy' at Capitol riot - and claims he thought the uniformed officer was Antifa

 The MAGA rioter accused of viciously beating a police officer with an American flag pole during last week's Capitol siege who said 'Death is the only remedy for what’s in that building' has been arrested. 

Peter Francis Stager, of Arkansas, was arrested and charged with obstructing, impeding, or interfering with a law enforcement officer on Thursday for hitting a uniformed Metropolitan Police officer guarding the entrance to the Capitol during the January 6 riot. 

Stager was identified after videos showing the moment a mob of Trump supporters attacked and repeatedly hit a police officer on the ground on the steps of the Capitol circulated online, the FBI said in a court affidavit.

In the clip Stager, wearing a camoflauge print jacket, repeatedly strikes the officer with the pole affixed to the US flag he was carrying.


MAGA rioter Peter Francis Stager, of Arkansas, was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a police officer with a large American flag during the January 6 protest at the Capitol. He was identified after videos of him circulated on social media including one where he said: 'Everybody in there is a treasonous traitor. Death is the only remedy for what¿s in that building.' A screenshot of that video above

MAGA rioter Peter Francis Stager, of Arkansas, was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a police officer with a large American flag during the January 6 protest at the Capitol. He was identified after videos of him circulated on social media including one where he said: 'Everybody in there is a treasonous traitor. Death is the only remedy for what’s in that building.' A screenshot of that video above

Stager (with a red box around him) was identified after videos showing the moment a mob of Trump supporters attacked and repeatedly hit a police officer on the ground on the steps of the Capitol circulated online, the FBI said in a court affidavit

Stager (with a red box around him) was identified after videos showing the moment a mob of Trump supporters attacked and repeatedly hit a police officer on the ground on the steps of the Capitol circulated online, the FBI said in a court affidavit

Some of the rioters 'were throwing and swinging various objects' at police when they grabbed this officer, who was identified as 'B.M.', pulled him down the stairs of the Capitol and hit him on the head and body, officials said.


In a second video, shared on social media, Stager brazenly says, 'Everybody in there is a treasonous traitor. Death is the only remedy for what’s in that building', referring to people in the Capitol.

The FBI said a person recognized him in the videos and alerted authorities. 

A second person also identified the man in the videos as Stager, telling authorities he spoke to Stager after the riot and Stager allegedly told him he thought the person they were hitting was part of the Antifa movement.

The FBI shared footage of Stager, circled in red, striking the officer with the pole attached to an American flag he was carrying during the January 6 Capitol rampage
Stager pictured circled

The FBI shared footage of Stager, circled in red, striking the officer with the pole attached to an American flag he was carrying during the January 6 Capitol rampage

Some of the rioters 'were throwing and swinging various objects' at police when they grabbed this officer, who was identified as 'B.M.' pulled him down the stairs of the Capitol and hit him on the head and body, officials said
Stager pictured circled

Some of the rioters 'were throwing and swinging various objects' at police when they grabbed this officer, who was identified as 'B.M.', pulled him down the stairs of the Capitol and hit him on the head and body, officials said

The FBI shared this photo circling the area where the attack on the cop took place

The FBI shared this photo circling the area where the attack on the cop took place

However, the police officer was in a police uniform with 'Metropolitan Police' clearly visible on the back of his clothing.

The same informant told the FBI that Stager told him he planned to apologize to his children and turn himself in to police. 

Stager told the second informant he was 'wired up' from either pepper spray or tear gas and that’s why he made his comments in the video about treason and death. 

The affidavit says Stager 'was able to clearly see the police markings on B.M.’s uniform and was aware that the individual who he was striking was, in fact, law enforcement.' 

Stager lives in Conway, a city of 68,000 north of Little Rock in Arkansas. 

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Stager pictured left in the red circle showing the assault on the police officer in the January 6 riot

Stager pictured left in the red circle showing the assault on the police officer in the January 6 riot

He’s at least the second Arkansas resident to face criminal charges in the riot.

Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, turned himself into police on Friday for breaking into the Capitol building and entering Nancy Pelosi’s office where he was photographed with his feet propped on her desk.

Stager was just one of several rioters who were arrested Thursday.

Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Arkansas, turned himself into police on Friday for breaking into the Capitol building and entering Nancy Pelosi¿s office where he was photographed with his feet propped on her desk

Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Arkansas, turned himself into police on Friday for breaking into the Capitol building and entering Nancy Pelosi’s office where he was photographed with his feet propped on her desk 

Retired Pennsylvania firefighter Robert Lee Sanford Jr., 55, accused of throwing a fire extinguisher that hit three police officers was also arrested.  US Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died as a result of injuries sustained in the riot, was hurt in a separate incident, as per the Washington Post.

Kevin Seefried, who was photographed holding a Confederate flag inside the Capitol, turned himself in to authorities in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday morning. 

He and his son Hunter Seefried, are charged with misdemeanor counts of trespassing and disorderly conduct. Hunter is additionally accused of destruction of property. 

Utah man John Earle Sullivan, 26, was also charged with entering the building and recording the moment Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt was shot by an officer as she attempted to climb through an opening outside the Speaker’s Lobby. 

In the video he shared online Sullivan is heard saying: 'There are so many people. Let’s go. This [expletive] is ours!... Let’s burn this [expletive] down!' as per charging papers. 

Arkansas MAGA rioter who 'beat cop with American flag pole' is arrested after he was filmed saying 'Death is the only remedy' at Capitol riot - and claims he thought the uniformed officer was Antifa Arkansas MAGA rioter who 'beat cop with American flag pole' is arrested after he was filmed saying 'Death is the only remedy' at Capitol riot - and claims he thought the uniformed officer was Antifa Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:24 Rating: 5

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