A cloud of colored smoke appears as a crowd of US President Donald Trump supporters storm the US Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021.
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Authorities have arrested two men and charged with assaulting Brian Sicknick, the police officer who died as a result of the pro-Trump invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, NBC News reported Monday.
The men arrested on Sunday and expected to appear in federal court later Monday are not currently charged with killing Sicknick, NBC reported.
Julian Elie Khater, 32, from Pennsylvania and 39-year-old George Pierre Tanios from West Virginia are accused of attacking Sicknick with a substance similar to bear spray, according to NBC.
The arrests were first reported by the Washington Post on Monday morning.
A U.S. Capitol officer holds a program in which people honor the remains of U.S. Capitol officer Brian Sicknick, who lays in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC on February 3, 2021 Pay respect.
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