Colorado man accused of fighting against police at Capitol

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Thomas Hamner, man accused of fighting against police trying to keep people from entering the U.S. Capitol (photo credit: US District Court filings

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man accused of fighting against police trying to keep people from entering the U.S. Capitol has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.

Forty-eight-year-old Thomas Hamner of Peyton was arrested Tuesday in Colorado Springs. He’s represented by a lawyer from the federal public defender’s office, which does not comment on cases.

Images from video outside the Capitol included in Hamner’s arrest affidavit show a man identified as him holding on to a toppled metal barricade along with others while an officer holds it from the other side.

He’s also accused of helping push a large Trump sign toward police.

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