Two Suspects Charged in Chemical Attack on Capitol Officer Who Later Died

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Jan. 6, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Justice Department on Monday charged two suspects whom it alleged worked together to spray a chemical irritant on three Capitol Police officers on Jan. 6, one of whom later died.

Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios are facing multiple counts, including assaulting police with a deadly weapon, after investigators said they sprayed at least three officers with an unidentified, but powerful, chemical agent.

One of those officers, Brian Sicknick, was later rushed to a hospital and died the next day.

Khater and Tanios are not charged with killing Sicknick.