2 Men Charged With Assault Of Capitol Officer Who Died After Jan 6 Riot
Updated: Mar 17, 2021
On Sunday, US officials arrested and charged two men for assaulting Capitol Hill officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray.
Officials are not sure if the bear spray contributed to the officer's death although one of the theories is that a chemical irritant in the spray may have been ingested by officer Sicknick.
The arrested men, George Tanios, 39, and Julian Khater, 32, will appear in federal court on Monday.
These are the first arrests made by federal prosecutors that may have a link to any of the five deaths that occurred during or after the Capitol Hill riot.
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