Feds Arrest Two Men For Assaulting Capitol Hill Police Officer Who Died


Two males have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Capitol Police officer, who later died from the accidents incurred in the course of the riots on January sixth in Washington, D.C.

In accordance with the grievance, the boys have been seen on video on the Capitol’s decrease west terrace whereas insurrectionists have been storming the Capitol constructing. One apparently advised the opposite, “give me that bear s*it” earlier than spraying bear spray on Officer Brian Sicknick. Sicknick, 42, who had been a Nationwide Guard workers sergeant in NJ, collapsed and succumbed to his accidents at a hospital the next day.

Julian Elie Khater, 32, who lives in State Faculty, Pennsylvania, was arrested at Newark Airport on Sunday, whereas George Pierre Tanios, 39, was arrested at his residence in Morgantown, West Virginia. They have been every charged with conspiring to injure officers; assaulting a federal officer with a harmful weapon; civil dysfunction; obstructing or impeding an official processing; bodily violence on restricted grounds whereas carrying harmful weapon and leading to important bodily harm; and violent entry and disorderly conduct.

The Washington Submit first reported on Khater’s and Tanios’s arrests and stated the boys grew up with one another in New Jersey. Tanios’s sister in New Jersey to the paper that he “was arrested for one thing he didn’t do. He didn’t do it. He would by no means do this.”

Investigators are nonetheless awaiting post-mortem outcomes for Sicknick and can decide whether or not the bear spray contributed to his dying. Prosecutors additionally declare that two different Capitol officers have been sprayed with the irritant, throughout which period, the grievance states, “different rioters [were trying] forcibly take away bike rack boundaries that have been stopping the rioters from transferring nearer to the Capitol constructing.”

Tipsters contacted the FBI about Khater and Tanios—a former coworker at a meals institution remembered Khater, whereas two tipster acknowledged Tanios due to the “Sandwich College” emblem on his hooded sweatshirt, which he wears in a Fb image and was allegedly carrying on the Capitol on January sixth. One of many two Tanios tipsters stated claimed he was in a authorized dispute with Tanios as a result of Tanios “reportedly embezzled $435,000 from their former enterprise,” in accordance with the grievance.