Officer Eugene Goodman is on the news for good deeds. This black American officer diverted the rioters at the Senate’s building.
US Capitol police officer becomes a hero for singlehandedly steering a mob away from the Senate chambers during the deadly riots.
Eugene Goodman is then seen glancing toward the Senate entrance before luring the men in the opposite direction.
Five people, including a police officer, died as a result of the riots.
The show of bravery from Mr Goodman, reportedly an Army veteran who spent time in Iraq, comes amid criticism of Capitol police for apparent security failures during the storming of the Capitol.
In the video shot by Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic, Mr Goodman, who is black, is antagonised by the group of Trump supporters – who are all white men.
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell wrote in a Twitter message on Sunday, “As trump’s fascist mob ransacked the US Capitol, this brave USCP officer kept murderous rioters away from the Senate chamber and saved the lives of those inside. God bless him for his courage.”
Prior to the rioting, the pro-Trump supporters gathered at the nation’s capital to protest against allegations of voter fraud during the November 3 presidential election – allegations which had been labeled as baseless – and to call on the Senate and the House of Representatives to reject the certification of the results.