A Pennsylvania police officer has been arrested over his involvement in the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol, The Hill reported Saturday, citing federal authorities.
According to the report, prosecutors charged Joseph Fischer, a patrolman at North Cornwall Township Police Department, with “obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, violent entry and conduct on Capitol grounds, and obstruction of justice/Congress.”
Fischer, a fervent Trump supporter, was apprehended after he posted a video of himself on Facebook charging a line of police officers on Capitol Hill during the insurrection, authorities said.
The rioter wrote in one Facebook comment that “entry into the Capital was needed to send a message that we the people hold the real power.” He added in a private message that he “may need a job” after it was revealed he participated in the insurrection which unsuccessfully tried to prevent Congress’s certification of the Electoral College results.
Fischer added that he had “no regrets” about his actions.