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Birmingham Man Arrested for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Report Annapolis
Report Annapolis
 2021-10-21

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An Alabama man has been arrested for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

Christian Matthew Manley, 26, of Birmingham, is charged with engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers, among other charges. He was arrested on Oct. 15, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska and made his initial court appearance today in the District of Alaska. A detention hearing is scheduled for Oct. 21, 2021.

According to court documents, Manley was captured on video in the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol, approaching the archway entrance. At approximately 2:53 p.m., he can be seen spraying pepper spray at officers from the U.S. Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department, who were defending the entrance. He threw the empty pepper spray container at officers a few seconds later, then used a second cannister to again spray the officers. He then threw this cannister, too, at the officers. Then, at 2:55 p.m., he accepted a metal rod from another rioter and threw it at the officers.

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