By: KDKA-TV News Staff
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — Officials say a Kentucky man living in Uniontown was arrested on charges for his role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.READ MORE: Mon Wharf Reopening For Parking On Monday
The U.S. Attorney’s office said Peter Schwartz was arrested Thursday. Investigators say he went into the building, was violent, disorderly and assaulted officers.
The FBI says Schwartz was recorded spraying an orange substance at police during the riot.READ MORE: University of Pittsburgh Main Campus Shifts Into Lower-Risk Classification For The Coronavirus
They say Schwartz also posted about the attack on his Facebook page. He admitted to being there and wrote “what happened was the opening of a war.”
He is facing charges of forcibly assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.MORE NEWS: Baldwin High School Students Raise Thousands Of Dollars Through Polar Pop Event For Special Olympics Of Pennsylvania
Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.