Christopher Joseph Quaglin

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A man accused of assaulting multiple officers at the Capitol riot may have been thinking about fleeing the country to avoid prosecution, according to investigators who reviewed his online search history.

Christopher Joseph Quaglin was arrested Wednesday in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; civil disorder; and obstruction of official proceeding in connection to the January 6 riot, according to the Department of Justice. 

In court documents viewed by Insider, authorities said Quaglin helped lead the charge into the Capitol and assaulted numerous officers during the process, including attacking authorities with a stolen riot guard and spraying a “chemical irritant” at officers trying to stop the break-in.

Quaglin’s internet search history from two weeks after the riot also pointed to a worry over being arrested.

On January 20, he visited a website giving information on which countries allow a person to buy citizenship, residency, or a passport, according to Quaglin’s arrest affidavit. 

Investigators also said that Quaglin made multiple searches for “guy gets bear sprayed at capital,” suggesting he was trying to find whether there was evidence online of him using a chemical irritant at the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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