Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assault and Other Charges in Relation to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement


A Pennsylvania man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with his actions on January 6, 2021. The charges include assaulting law enforcement and engaging in physical violence in restricted areas.

Arrest Details

A 40-year-old man from West York has been charged with felony offenses of civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding federal officers. In addition, he is facing misdemeanor charges related to disorderly and disruptive conduct, physical violence in restricted areas, and physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings.

Event Description

According to the Department of Justice, the suspect traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a rally on January 6, 2021. Multiple video footage captured the suspect wearing a black jacket and a dark-colored hat with a “DK” logo. In one video, the suspect is seen holding a cell phone in one hand and two canisters of Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray in the other.

OC Spray Deployment

In another piece of footage, the suspect appears to point a canister of OC spray towards uniformed officers, releasing a mist of spray consistent with OC spray deployment. The spray is identified as Combined Tactical Systems MK-9 OC spray, a less-than-lethal product that can cause temporary pain, injury, property damage, serious bodily injury, or death.

Arrest and Investigation

The 40-year-old suspect was arrested on October 13 in Harrisburg and will make his initial appearance in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office’s Capital Area Resident Agency and Washington Field Offices, with assistance from the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

Broader Impact

Since the breach of the Capitol on January 6, over 1,100 individuals have been charged in nearly all 50 states. This ongoing investigation aims to hold accountable those involved in the events of that day.

Read More of this Story at – 2023-10-13 21:17:55

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