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Florida man pleads guilty to assaulting police at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Police use tear gas to clear the U.S. Capitol Building as Trump supporters gather in Washington, U.S. Jan 6, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A Florida man who attacked police officers on January 6th with a plank of wood and a fire extinguisher was convicted Monday by the U.S. Justice Department.

Robert Scott Palmer, 54 of Largo was one of at most 185 persons charged with assaulting/impeding police Jan. 6. As throngs gathered around the Capitol, former Republican President Donald Trump supporters tried to stop Congress from awarding President Joe Biden his election win, but failed, they stormed it.

According to the prosecution, Palmer was accused of throwing the plank at Capitol Police officers while protecting lower west terrace entry. Later, he sprayed fire extinguisher on police officers, until the area was completely empty.

He then gave the fire extinguisher to the officers.

Palmer is among more than 600 persons facing charges related to the Jan. 6 Riots.

On Dec. 17, he will receive his sentence. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 penalty.

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