Capitol rioter arrested and charged with pepper-spraying cops and assaulting them with a metal rod

Christian Matthew Manley, 26, of Birmingham, Alabama, was arrested this Tuesday in Anchorage, Alaska, Law&Crime reports. He has been charged with pepper-spraying police officers and throwing a metal rod at them during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

From Law&Crime:

A separate hearing has been scheduled for Thursday to determine whether Manley will be detained pending trial on seven charges, including engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers.

Seen in his FBI affidavit sporting a “Thin Blue Line” patch in support of law enforcement, Manley’s charging papers depict him falling far short of those purported beliefs.

Still frames from open source and U.S. Capitol surveillance video show him holding and deploying what appears to be a pepper spray canister in the direction of U.S. Capitol and Metropolitan Police Department officers. Authorities claim to have pinpointed the assault down to the second, embedding a still frame from security footage time-stamped on 2:53 p.m. and 17 seconds.

Read the full report over at Law&Crime.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.