North Kingstown man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A North Kingstown man was arrested Wednesday for crimes related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Bernard Joseph Sirr, 47, is charged with civil disorder, a felony, and related misdemeanor offenses.

FBI Boston Division spokesperson Kristen Setera told ABC 6 News that agents conducted court authorized activity at a home on Knollwood Circle.

According to court documents, Sirr joined a line of rioters that confronted law enforcement officers in the tunnel area of the Lower West Terrace.

“Video shows Sirr entering the tunnel. During a video taken inside the tunnel, Sirr is at the front of the police line pushing against rioters who are assaulting officers. He is seen pushing against the police line with his hand pressed against a police shield,” said the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia.

ABC6 confirmed that Sirr is an employee at the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center. A spokesperson says they are aware of his arrest.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available. 
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