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State College Man Arrested In January Assault Of Capitol Police Officer

State College Man Arrested In January Assault Of Capitol Police Officer”

Sicknick died the following day.

Earlier this month, news organizations that had reported Sicknick died after being struck with a fire extinguisher backed away from those reports as law enforcement sources told several outlets that they suspected Sicknick possibly died from exposure to a chemical irritant, like bear spray.

The Justice Department has arrested and charged two men who allegedly assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the riot at the U.S. Capitol, as authorities continue working to determine whether the assault was a direct cause of Sicknick's death.

But the suspects have not been charged with homicide, and prosecutors so far have not implicated anyone directly in causing Sicknick's demise, as an official cause of death remains pending. Sicknick died the next day.

The Washington Post reported that Khater is a resident of Pennsylvania, and Tanios is from West Virginia.

Court documents - obtained by Mediaite sister site Law&Crime - quote Khater as saying to Tanios, "Give me that bear shit", in a video taken during the attack. Investigators said it was unclear whether the spray caused Sicknick's death. Khater was allegedly recorded using a spray on Sicknick. Both are scheduled to make initial appearances in court later this afternoon.

The agent said the two men appeared to time their spraying to coincide with other rioters' efforts to remove bike rack barriers meant to prevent the crowd from moving closer to the Capitol.

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Khater and Tanios are charged with nine crimes connected to the January 6 attack, including assaulting Sicknick and two other police officers with a deadly weapon, the Post says. They also face charges of civil disorder and obstruction of a congressional proceeding.

After he sprayed the officers, they "immediately retreat from the line, bring their hands to their faces and rush to find water to wash out their eyes", according to the court papers.

An American flag flies at half-mast in remembrance of US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick above the Capitol Building in Washington, January 8.

In a newly unsealed search warrant affidavit, an Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent cites videos showing the series of events leading up to and after the assault on Sicknick and two other officers guarding a bike rack barrier at the Capitol.

Capitol Police said Sicknick "was injured while physically engaging with protesters" and collapsed after he had returned to his office following the riot.

Investigators determined he did not die of blunt force trauma, people familiar with the matter said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Authorities have included Sicknick among five people who died as a result of the riot.



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