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: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 31 New Coronavirus Cases, No Additional Deaths
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: Highland Park Bridge Ramp Closure On Rt. 28 Now In Effect As Construction Project Gets Underway
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: How To Shop Smart As Amazon Prime Days Get Underway
Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.