Florida man who Threw Plank, Fire Extinguisher at Police Gets Longest Capitol Riot Sentence of More than Five Years

The sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol, surrounded by a security fence ahead of an expected rally Saturday in support of the Jan. 6 defendants in Washington, U.S. September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A federal judge sentenced a U.S. Capitol rioter to more than five years in prison on Friday on charges that he threw a wooden plank and a fire extinguisher at police during the Jan. 6 attack on the seat of government.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; editing by Jonathan Oatis