U.S. legislation enforcement brokers have arrested two males who participated within the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and charged them with assaulting a police officer who died after responding to the riot.
Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of West Virginia have been arrested Sunday and are anticipated to seem in federal courtroom Monday, The Washington Post first reported.
Khater and Tanios are charged with 9 counts, together with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with a lethal weapon. Sicknick died because of the riot, although authorities haven’t decided his actual reason for demise.
Four rioters additionally died that day, and two cops who responded to the assault died by suicide days later.
Khater and Tanios are additionally charged with assaulting one other Capitol police officer and a D.C. police officer with a lethal weapon, in addition to with civil dysfunction and obstruction of a congressional continuing, the Post reported.
Surveillance footage of the riot reveals Khater and Tanios “working together to assault law enforcement officers with an unknown chemical substance by spraying officers directly in the face and eyes,” in response to an FBI search warrant filed Sunday. Sicknick was sprayed with bear spray throughout the assault.
“Give me that bear shit,” Khater could be heard telling Tanios as he reached into Tanios’ backpack earlier within the day, in response to “open source video” recorded that day, authorities mentioned.
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