Man who threw a fire extinguisher at police in the US Capitol is arrested by Reuters

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania man who allegedly threw a fire extinguisher at police during riots on the US Capitol has been arrested, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Justice confirmed Thursday. The arrest of retired firefighter Robert Sanford of Chester, Pennsylvania, was previously reported by the Wall Street Journal. Sanford will face three federal felony charges, including assault on a police officer, according to the newspaper. The Wall Street Journal said that Sanford is not the same person who is suspected of killing Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick last week. Reuters could not immediately verify the details of the charges he will face. The FBI has yet to provide the public with any information on possible suspects in Sicknick’s death, saying the investigation is ongoing.

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