Ex-Firefighter Robert Sanford Arrested for Allegedly Hurling Fire Extinguisher at Cops During Capitol Riots

Robert Sanford, a 55-year-old from Chester, Pennsylvania, faces three felony charges, including assaulting a police officer, after he was allegedly caught on camera hurling the extinguisher as the mob stormed past Capitol Police officers and broke into the building on Jan. 6. He was taken into custody by the FBI in Pennsylvania Thursday morning just before 6 a.m., a source with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast.

According to a criminal complaint, the “video was shot from an elevated position and showed an area of the Capitol with a large group of police officers surrounded on at least three sides by a group of insurrectionists.” The complaint added that the extinguisher hit three officers in the head, “including one who was not wearing a helmet.”

Kevin Seefried, who was wanted by the FBI after being photographed carrying the Confederate battle flag outside the Senate floor, was arrested on Thursday in Delaware, The New York Times first reported.

Thomas Gallagher, 61, was also arrested on several charges on Thursday for allegedly refusing Capitol Police commands near the House Atrium during Jan. 6 attack. Gallagher is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire Thursday afternoon.

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