Transcript for Capitol officer speaks out, feared for his life during riot
We're going to turn now to the ABC news exclusive tonight. Pierre Thomas one-on-one with a capitol police officer, breaking his silence now. He faced down the mob and the racial slurs he endured. Then, in tears, asking inside the capitol that day, is this here's our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas tonight. Reporter: Tonight, capitol police officer Harry Dunn describing how he feared for his life and the safety of his colleagues as rioters stormed the capitol. You just see a sea of people, trump flags, confederate flags. You see officers fighting with these people. Reporter: When you see that level of preparedness, did that surprise you? Did it scare you? I was absolutely scared. I'm on this platform, I'm a big I'm 6'7". And we had our guns out and I'm thinking, all these people out there, they're armed, too. Reporter: The mob forced its way inside the capitol building. Officer Dunn confronting a group carrying a blue lives matter flag. And as one of the guys kept walking by, the other one pulled out his badge and said, trust me, I understand, we're doing this for you, buddy. And he's got a badge. Reporter: Officer Dunn said the mob hurled the n-word at him, a black officer, that weapon of a word. What the hell just happened? I got called a . Couple dozen times today. Protecting this building. Is this America? Reporter: David, officer Dunn wanted to make it clear he's speaking for himself and not his department. A force that's still trying to cope with that nightmarish day. But he's so proud of the men and women who fought beside him in that fight for democracy, David. All right, Pierre Thomas tonight, thank you. And you can see much more of Pierre's exclusive interview later tonight on "Nightline," on ABC news live and on our prime time special, "Soul of a
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