HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who boasted of macing police at the breach of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection is facing federal charges.
Court filings unsealed Tuesday say agents detained the 37-year-old Samuel Lazar in Ephrata on Monday on charges of assaulting police and obstruction of law enforcement.
LNP/LancasterOnline reports that it had identified Lazar as Suspect 275 from photos issued by the FBI of most-wanted insurrectionists.
He wore a tactical vest and goggles, and his face was painted in camouflage.
In photos and videos circulated on social media, Lazar is seen spraying a “chemical irritant” at officers, and then later boasting about having “maced” them, court papers say.