This Monday, Robert Palmer, 54, admitted in a U.S. District Court that he’s the man seen in images attacking police who were protecting the entrance to the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol on Jan. 6, WUSA reports.
Palmer said that he threw a wooden plank at police and sprayed them with a fire extinguisher. He then threw the empty fire extinguisher canister at police.
WUSA reports that Palmer could be seen sobbing into the shoulder of his defense attorney before his hearing where he was to plead guilty to felony assault on law enforcement.
“That was Mr. Palmer being remorseful for what he did on January 6th,” Palmer’s attorney Bjorn Brunvand while leaving court. “And also, afraid of what’s to come.”
“Unfortunately, he did some things that he shouldn’t have done,” Brunvand said. “He knows he shouldn’t have done them, and those things will forever be part of the American history and he’s part of that.”
Palmer faces a recommended sentence of about four to four-and-a-half years behind bars. His sentencing hearing will be on Dec. 17.
Watch a report on the story below: