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A Ridgefield man arrested for his alleged role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th has been released on bond as his court case remains pending.  Patrick McCaughey the 3rd is accused of crushing a Metropolitan police officer in a door frame with a riot shield and striking another officer with a riot shield. 

The 23-year old will be returned to his mother’s Ridgefield home where she will act as his custodian.  His attorney secured release on a lien for the full equity of a New Canaan property owned by his grandmother. 

He was initially held on bond after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk as a dual citizen of the U.S. and Germany.  Conditions of his release include GPS monitoring, surrendering his passports, and not being able to possess weapons. 

He was charged with assaulting an officer, assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an official proceeding among other offenses. 

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