AL Man Charged With Pepper Spraying Capitol Police

Law & Crime reports:

Joining a long list of accused Jan. 6 assailants, an Alabama man has been charged with pepper spraying officers and throwing a metal rod at them during the siege of the U.S. Capitol. Christian Matthew Manley, a 26-year-old from Birmingham, was arrested far away from his home on Tuesday: in Anchorage, Alaska, where he made his initial appearance in a federal district court, authorities say.

Seen in his FBI affidavit sporting a “Thin Blue Line” patch in support of law enforcement, Manley’s charging papers depict him falling far short of those purported beliefs. “CCTV footage shows that at approximately 2:54 p.m., Manley had returned to the interior of the archway and was holding what appeared to be another pepper spray canister in his right hand,” their affidavit states.

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