Soldier Charged With Assaulting Cops In Capitol Riot

The Fayetteville Observer reports:

A New York man in the Army just six months was arrested at Fort Bragg last week on allegations he assaulted law enforcement during the January breach of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Spc. James Phillip Mault, 29, is charged with several federal offenses to include assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers using a dangerous weapon or inflicting bodily injury; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and civil disorder, according to a news release Wednesday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.

In a newly unsealed criminal complaint, Mault is accused of spraying a chemical agent at a crush of law enforcement officers attempting to stop throngs of protestors from entering the Capitol building where U.S. Congress was certifying the Electoral college votes naming Joe Biden president.

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