A man has been charged with arson for allegedly setting the Portland federal courthouse on fire Tuesday.
18-year-old Gabriel Agard-Berryhill was identified by social media videos that showed him wearing a green vest and throwing a flaming object into the courthouse, the Department of Justice said in a Friday press release. A product review for the green vest was posted on Twitter and showed a picture of Agard-Berryhill with the caption: “I got this for my grandson who’s a protestor downtown, he uses it every night and says its does the job.”
Agard-Berryhill was seen in other videos holding a shield in front of a naked woman during a protest. A judge ordered his release from jail today and he is currently awaiting trial, according to the Justice Department. (RELATED: ‘F**k It. If One Of Them Cops Got Killed, Good’: Two Portland Protesters Laugh Off Explosion Near Federal Courthouse)
He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. The charges carry a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison.