Hillsboro area man arrested on charges related to Capitol attack
Another Oregon man has been arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, federal prosecutors announced Monday, April 26.
Reed Knox Christensen, 62, was charged with assaulting, resisting, impeding or interfering with law enforcement, engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building, entering or remaining on restricted grounds without lawful authority, among other charges, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon.
Christensen's address of residence is outside Hillsboro city limits in unincorporated Washington County, an FBI spokesperson said.
He is the fourth man with Oregon ties to be arrested on charges related to the attack.
Christensen was on the lower west terrace of the Capitol grounds where U.S. Capitol Police were protecting the building from rioters, according to court documents.
"Surveillance and body-worn camera footage shows Christensen striking and pushing officers and initiating the aggressive removal of metal bike rack barriers," officials said.
A Metropolitan Police Department officer sprayed Christensen with a chemical irritant around 2:20 p.m., according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
"Despite the spray to his face, Christensen charged through the perimeter, away from officers, and struck a USCP officer with his fists," officials said.
Christensen's was one of 10 assaults featured in the FBI's seeking information videos released in March. He is the first one in such videos to be arrested, officials said.
They added the investigation is ongoing.
More than 400 people across the country have been charged with crimes related to the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol, which occurred as a joint session of Congress convened to count electoral votes following the presidential election.
More than 100 people have been charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.
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