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Three men are being charged for allegedly assaulting police during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a 13-count indictment on Friday against Albuquerque Cosper Head, Kyle James Young and Thomas Sibick.
The three men are accused of assaulting Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, who was among law enforcement who responded to the mob in January.
Fanone said that rioters assaulted him, took his gear and ammunition and stole his badge and police radio.
All three men in the indictment unsealed Friday are accused of assaulting and otherwise obstructing the officer.
"All are charged with obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; civil disorder; assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct on restricted building or grounds; impeding ingress and egress in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in physical violence on restricted building or grounds; impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings; and acts of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings," the DOJ said in a press release.
Sibick, a 35-year-old from New York, was also charged with robbery; Head, a 41-year-old from Tennessee, has an additional charge of civil disorder; and Young, a 37-year-old from Iowa, has additional counts of civil disorder, assault on an officer and robbery.
Sibick was arrested in March, while Young and Head were arrested on Wednesday. They are among the hundreds of people arrested in recent months in connection to the Capitol riot.
A group of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 while Congress was certifying the electoral votes for President Biden's victory.
Five people died during the riot, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.