Pennsylvania Man Charged With Assault On Journalist

The Hill reports:

Authorities have charged a Pennsylvania man with attacking a photographer for The Associated Press during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Alan William Byerly was arrested on Wednesday, according to the DOJ. He is facing five charges in connection with the insurrection, including assault and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to an FBI indictment, Byerly was seen on video “assaulting a credentialed member of the news media (MONM), specifically a photographer assigned to the Associated Press.” The affidavit says that the photographer, who was near the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol, was pulled backward down a set of stairs by a group of rioters.

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