By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Two men from our region charged with assaulting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick will have to stay in jail prior to their trials.READ MORE: 2 Employees Injured In Fight Between Students At Carrick High School
Julian Khater from State College and George Tanios from Morgantown were denied pretrial release by a judge.READ MORE: Mysterious Disappearance Of 70-Year-Old Janet Walsh From Shaler Remains Unsolved 2 Years Later
The judge called them threats to the community, saying their alleged chemical spray attack helped rioters on January 6 to breach a line of police.
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Prosecutors have not sought to connect his death to the chemical attack.