Federal prosecutors have charged a man for allegedly tossing an “incendiary object” earlier this week at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in downtown Portland, where law enforcement officers have been quelling the nightly unrest caused by far-left extremists.
The suspect, 18-year-old Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, appeared in court on Friday after turning himself into authorities on Thursday, according to Oregon Live.
[He] told federal officers that an unknown man in a ski mask handed him what he thought was a spinner-type firework that would rotate with varied colors when lit.
He admitted he lit the device, described as the size of a piece of chalk, and threw it over the fence, according to Amanda Johnson, an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
According to the prosecutor’s office, investigators identified the suspect by reviewing video and photographic evidence.
According to court documents, at approximately 11:50pm on July 28, 2020, security cameras at the