Julian Elie Khater & George Pierre Tanios Wiki
Julian Elie Khater, and George Pierre Tanios, are accused of spraying police officers with chemicals. They face nine crimes, including an attack on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon.
Julian Elie Khater & George Pierre Tanios Age
Julian Elie Khater, 32, and George Pierre Tanios, 39
Two people arrested in attack on police officer who died after the Capitol riot Two people were arrested for attacking Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after reacting to the riots on January 6, the Justice Department announced on Monday. Details surrounding Sicknick’s death remain unclear. Julian Elie Khater, 32, and George Pierre Tanios, 39, are accused of spraying police officers with chemicals. They face nine crimes, including an attack on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon.
Prosecutors said the surveillance video showed Kater and Tanios working together to attack law enforcement with chemical spray and break down the bike rack barriers protecting the Capitol building.
They also watched an open source video of Khater approaching Tanios and the attacks saying “Give me that bear” and “They jumped at me”. Khater is then shown while holding a white box that looks like a chemical spray. They later said that Khater sprayed the chemical at three officers.
“The officers immediately pull off the line, put their hands to their faces, and rush to find water to wash their eyes,” the affidavit stated. Prosecutors said the officers were temporarily blinded and needed medical assistance. He informed Sicknick that he had been peppered with a substance. Two other officers described the spray as “a potent substance, if not stronger than any type of tear gas they were exposed to during their training as law enforcement.” Later that night, Capitol police said that Sicknick, 42, “returned to the departmental office and collapsed.” He was taken to a local hospital where he died. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Federal prosecutors charged more than 300 people and arrested more than 280 in connection with the Capitol riot on January 6. Authorities described it as “the most complex investigation ever conducted by the Ministry of Justice”.