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Two males have been arrested for allegedly spraying a chemical on Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick and two different legislation enforcement officers, in the course of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Sicknick died someday later; officers have lately mentioned they’re nonetheless figuring out what components might need led to his loss of life.
The 2 males are Julian Elie Khater, 32, of State Faculty, Penn., and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of Morgantown, W. Va. They had been arrested Sunday, charged with “conspiring to injure officers and assaulting federal officers” and different crimes, the Justice Division says.
Tanios was arrested at his house; Khater was arrested as he was getting off an airplane at New Jersey’s Newark Airport.
Sicknick died someday after he sustained accidents in the course of the assault by a mob of Trump supporters who had been making an attempt to dam Congress from certifying President Biden’s victory over the previous president.
Shortly after the Capitol Police officer died, the Justice Division opened a federal homicide investigation into Sicknick’s loss of life.
Information of the pair of arrests comes two weeks after the FBI singled out an individual who was seen spraying a substance on Sicknick and different legislation enforcement officers. On the time, the Capitol Police emphasised the health worker’s report into Sicknick’s loss of life was not but full, including that they had been nonetheless awaiting toxicology outcomes.
In accordance with the Justice Division, video proof exhibits Khater asking Tanios to “give me that bear s*it.” Shortly after, the video exhibits Khater elevating a canister and aiming it on the federal officers.
Each Khater and Tanios face “one rely of conspiracy to injure an officer; three counts of assault on a federal officer with a harmful weapon; one rely of civil dysfunction; one rely of obstructing or impeding an official continuing; one rely of bodily violence on restricted grounds, whereas carrying harmful weapon and leading to important bodily harm; and one rely of violent entry and disorderly conduct, act of bodily violence on Capitol grounds,” the Justice Division says.