WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - A California man charged with assaulting police in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and using a metal barricade as a battering ram has fled the United States and is believed to have taken refuge in Belarus, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
According to documents filed in the case, Neumann later removes his gas mask and shouts at the police, "I'm willing to die, are you?"
before he physically assaults several officers and rushes into them using a barricade as a battering ram.
Neumann is believed to be the only international fugitive charged in connection with the Capitol riot.
Four people died the day of the riot, and one Capitol police officer died the next day of injuries sustained while defending Congress.
Hundreds of police were injured during the multi-hour melee and four officers have since taken their own lives.
Reporting by Mark Hosenball in Washington; Writing and additional reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Rosalba O'Brien. »