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Two Rioters Charged With Spraying Bear Mace in Capitol Cop Brian Sicknick’s Face Before He Died

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Two men who allegedly assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray as thousands of MAGA rioters breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 have been arrested.

Julian Elie Khater, a 32-year-old resident of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, a 39-year-old from West Virginia, were arrested Sunday for their roles in the siege, The Washington Post first reported. Both men are expected to appear in federal court Monday. Authorities allege the pair is seen in videos discharging a canister of bear spray into the face of Sicknick and two other officers. Sicknick died two days after defending the building during the siege.

Khate and Tanios are facing a slew of charges for assaulting the officers, including assault and civil disorder. The other officers who were hit by the bear spray have been identified as U.S. Capitol Police Officer C. Edwards and a D.C. police officer B. Chapman.

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