NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten outside the Capitol building detained after a prosecutor says he tried to flee the country and commit suicide.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause said 51-year-old Jeffrey Sabol was a danger to the community and a flight risk.
He cited evidence that showed Sabol on Jan. 6 helping drag a law enforcement officer down Capitol steps to be beaten by a mob.
Sabol was arrested Friday morning at the Westchester Medical Center prior to his remote appearance in White Plains federal court.
Krause said the evidence against Sabol was “very disturbing” and “shocking.” Sabol’s lawyer said his client was stable and had family support.
“We will continue to support our colleagues from our Washington Field Office in bringing all those from our area who participated to justice,” the FBI’s New York office said in a statement.
Anyone with information on the riots is encouraged to contact the FBI by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI or visiting its website.