Mechanicsburg man says he ‘got caught up in the moment’ after assaulting police officers at U.S. Capitol

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Correction: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect date. The error has been corrected.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Mechanicsburg man has been charged in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The FBI says 53-year-old Barton Shively turned himself in to FBI agents in Harrisburg on Jan. 14, admitting he crossed police barricades once they were knocked down at the capitol.

Barton also admitted during an interview that he pushed multiple police officers and punched another officer saying he “got caught up in the moment.”

The Harrisburg FBI say Barton served in the United States Marines from on or about 1985, to on or about 1992 and was released with an Honorable Discharge.

He is now facing several federal charges for the assault of a police officer and civil disorder.

“I wasn’t really surprised that it was him, said Carol Sheriff, who lives near Shively. “I know he’s a big Trump fan and he had a sign in his yard.”

Sheriff said she’s never had an issue with Shively.

“We know him and he’s always been very nice to us,” said Sheriff.

ABC27 went to Shively’s home for comment, but he declined.

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