At least 2 people from Pennsylvania federally charged in U.S. Capitol riot

At least 2 people from Pennsylvania federally charged in U.S. Capitol riot
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WASHINGTON — At least two people from Pennsylvania have been federally charged in connection with the U.S. Capitol riots on Jan. 6.

The Department of Justice’s Office of Public Affairs created a webpage which lists every person charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

The following Pennsylvanians have been federally charged:

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  • Robert Sanford - charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly or disruptive conduct on Capitol grounds civil disorder; and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers while engaged in the performance of official duties. According to the website, he was arrested in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
  • Terry Brown - charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Click here to read a full list on the DOJ’s website. (Note: There are no states for residency listed for some of the defendants)

On Wednesday, the FBI in Pittsburgh told Channel 11 that they are investigating several people in western Pennsylvania over their involvement in the riot at the Capitol last week. It’s unclear if they are either of the two people federally charged.

Special Agent In-Charge Mike Christman wouldn’t confirm how many are being investigated or the extent of the charges they could face.

Several people in Western Pa. under investigation by FBI for involvement in riot at U.S. Capitol