Ex-firefighter arrested for allegedly tossing fire extinguisher at Capitol cops

Ex-firefighter arrested for allegedly tossing fire extinguisher at Capitol cops


A retired Pennsylvania firefighter allegedly caught on camera tossing a fire extinguisher at Capitol police officers during last week’s riot was arrested Thursday, authorities said.

Robert Sanford, of Chester, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody on four charges including assault of a police officer after investigators say they identified him as the man seen throwing a fire extinguisher on the west side of the US Capitol as pro-Trump rioters stormed past police.

The throng of violent demonstrators were “insurrectionists,” an FBI special agent wrote in a statement of facts obtained by The Post.

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Video released Monday showed one rioter heaving a fire extinguisher at a group of officers, hitting at least on the helmet.

The fire extinguisher had actually struck three officers in the head, including one who was not wearing a helmet, authorities said.

One of the helmeted officers hit by the extinguisher, William Young, was later evaluated at a hospital before being “cleared to return to duty,” charging

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