Judge orders continued detention for Jan 6 riot defendant who sprayed police

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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday ordered continued pre-trial detention for a Pennsylvania man charged with spraying a chemical irritant on police officers during the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she found there was “clear and convincing evidence” to justify continuing detention of felony riot defendant Samuel Lazar, 37, of Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Prosecutors have alleged he was “obsessed” with firearms and Trump’s false claims that his defeat in the 2020 presidential election was the resul…

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