Retired firefighter Robert Sanford arrested for hitting three Capitol cops with FIRE EXTINGUISHER

A RETIRED firefighter was arrested for hitting three Capitol cops with a fire extinguisher in last week’s riots.

Robert Sanford is facing three federal felony charges, including assaulting a police officer.

Robert Sanford has been arrested


Robert Sanford has been arrested

The retired firefighter, from Pennsylvania, was allegedly seen throwing an extinguisher at a police officer.

However, this was separate from the one that killed Officer Brian Sicknick, officials told the Wall Street Journal.

A photograph calling for a rioter’s identification was released after footage emerged of the moment a protester hit an officer in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s protest.

It is unclear whether the man in the video is Robert Sanford.

The video shows droves of rioters storming past a barricade as US Capitol Police desperately try to keep them corralled on the west side of the building at about 2.30pm, the New York Post reports.

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