Officer identified as Eugene Goodman induced the crowd to chase him toward officers and away from the Senate chambers

A police officer is being hailed for his role steering an angry mob away from the Senate chambers during Wednesday’s deadly storming of the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, identified by CNN reporter Kristin Wilson, could be seen in video footage distracting rioters away from the chamber as police raced to secure the area.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:18pm