New Hampshire Man Facing Charges In Connection To U.S. Capitol Siege

BRIDGEWATER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A New Hampshire man is facing federal charges, accused of storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Thomas Gallagher, 61, was arrested Wednesday by federal agents at his home in Bridgewater. He was arraigned by video on Thursday in a New Hampshire federal court.

A criminal complaint in the case alleges that Gallagher was at the front of a group that willfully refused orders to leave the Capitol.

Among other things, the group is accused of kicking chairs inside the building, throwing unknown liquids at officers and spraying an unknown substance.

Gallagher is set to appear before a federal judge based in D.C. on January 22, 2021. The court proceedings will take place virtually, as Gallagher is not allowed to go back to the city under the conditions of his release.

He is facing several federal and felony charges, including knowingly entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, engaging in disorderly conduct and more.

The riots that breached the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday killed 5 people, including Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

Written by Rachel Armany

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