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: Vigil Held For Jim Rogers, Pittsburgh Man Who Died After Being Tased By Police During Arrest
Julian Khater from State College and George Tanios from Morgantown were denied pretrial release by a judge.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Investigating After Body Found In Monongahela River
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.
Officer Sicknick died of a stroke the day after the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.MORE NEWS: Michigan Man Arrested In Connection To 2 Deadly Shootings In West Virginia
Prosecutors have not sought to connect his death to the chemical attack.