Capitol Rioter Denied Bail After FBI Uncovers His Plan To Flee To Switzerland

KEY POINTS

  • Jeffrey Sabol, who took part in January 6th insurrection at the Capitol building, has been denied bail.
  • Prosecutors convinced court to deny Jeffrey Sabol bail on grounds that he is flight risk.
  • Sabol admitted assaulting a Capitol officer during the insurrection.

A New York court has denied bail to Jeffrey Sabol – a Capitol insurrectionist who admitted assaulting an officer during the siege.

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause, based in White Plains, New York, said during an electronic hearing that he found the alleged actions by Sabol beyond the pale and it is troubling to a degree that is really shocking.

The Capitol insurrectionist was denied bail after it was uncovered that he tried to flee to Switzerland a day after the siege, and also attempted suicide.

Sabol was part of a group of people dragging a Capitol officer down the steps of a building at the Capitol complex, the officer was repeatedly assaulted by a number of people.

Judge Krause said the allegations against Sabol were very disturbing, deeply troubling and that he needed to remain behind bars as a danger to the community and a risk to flee.

“What we see is Mr. Sabol, part of a group of people dragging a law enforcement officer down the steps of a building at the Capitol, where that officer has been repeatedly assaulted by a number of people, apparently including Mr. Sabol,” Krause said.

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Two Capitol Police officers died in the days after pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6th.

Officer Brian Sicknick died on January 7th after he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher as rioters descended on the Capitol building, leaving many other officers injured.

Howard Liebengood, who served as Capitol Police Officer, took his own life just two days after the insurrection at the US Capitol building.

A female demonstrator from California was also shot to death by Capitol Police and three other people died after medical emergencies during the chaos.

Liebengood was on duty on January 6th when pro-Trump supporters breached security and stormed into Congress in a bid to stop the certification of electoral college votes that confirmed Joe Biden’s win.

Liebengood committed suicide on Saturday January 9th, the 51 year old was off-duty at the time of his death.

Related: Two Police Officers Suspended For Helping Pro-Trump Mob Navigate Their Way Inside Capitol Building

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