“A female cop stole my phone and I got mac’d... and I’m like, you know what, we’re doing this and so we literally pushed them from the front steps of the Capitol all the way back,” Mr Gray allegedly said in the video, according to an FBI statement. Authorities also captured footage of Mr Gray on police body cameras.
Mr Gray recounts his encounter with police on the steps, who by his account told him, “Hey stand down, there’s too many of us. Go home, go find your wives, go find your kids, you don’t want to do this.”
Mr Gray’s alleged act of aggression against the female officer, who he had spoken to previously, came after he barged into Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s office.
“We started pushing the police out of the back of the Capitol. We pushed them from the front to the back of the Capitol.
“This is by far from over, that was the coolest thing I’ve done in my life, so stayed tuned,” Mr Gray said in the video.