Two men were arrested and charged for assaulting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to the Washington Post.
Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of West Virginia, were arrested on charges linked to the Capitol riot including assaulting Sicknick, though the pair was not charged for his death.
Video obtained by investigators shows the events leading up to the assault of Sicknick and the moments after.
“Give me that bear shit,” Khater allegedly told Tanios before he grabbed a canister and sprayed three officers, including Sicknick, according to a search warrant affidavit.
All three officers “were incapacitated and unable to perform their duties for at least 20 minutes or longer while they recovered from the spray,” according to the affidavit.
One officer said the spray was “as strong as, if not stronger than, any version of the pepper spray they had been exposed to during their training as law enforcement officers.”
Both Khater and Tanios have been charged with three counts of assaulting federal officers, conspiracy to injure officers, civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, physical violence on restricted grounds, violent entry and aiding and abetting.
Officer Sicknick died on Jan.7, one day after he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during the riot.