North Kingstown man sentenced to prison for role in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

This is a photo of Bernard Joseph Sirr. (Department of Justice)

WASHINGTON (WLNE) — A North Kingstown man who admitted to being part of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

Court records show that Bernard Joseph Sirr was sentenced to two months in prison, followed by 12 months of supervised release. He will also serve six months of home detention.

Sirr will have to pay a $2,000 fine.

Last year, the FBI Boston Division arrested Sirr at his North Kingstown home.

Sirr, 47, joined a line of rioters that confronted law enforcement officers in the tunnel area of the Lower West Terrace. He “[pushed] against the police line with his hand pressed against a police shield.” He then left the tunnel and later reappeared.

The Department of Justice said the North Kingstown man then joined other rioters who were pushing against police before being kicked out of the tunnel area.

Sirr was an employee at the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center.

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