Pennsylvania Cop Arrested For Role In Capitol Riot

Lancaster’s NBC News affiliate reports:

A police officer in Lebanon County is charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Joseph Fischer, with the North Cornwall Township Police Department, was arrested Friday by the FBI.

He has been suspended without pay, according to a news release from the township. A criminal complaint alleges Fischer posted video of himself entering the Capitol on the day of the riot and that he got into a physical encounter with at least one police officer.

He is charged with obstruction of law enforcement, entering a restricted building and other offenses. Fischer is in Dauphin County Prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 23 in federal court.

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