Rhode Island man accused of assaulting police in Capitol Riot
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- A Rhode Island man is being accused of assaulting a police officer during the riot at the U.S. Capitol back in January, according to the FBI.
The FBI said on Tuesday that 35-year-old Timothy Desjardins of Providence is being accused of the following:
- Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon or Inflicting Bodily Injury
- Civil Disorder
- Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
- Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
- Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
- Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
Desjardins is the first person from the Ocean State to be charged in connection to the Capitol Riots.
He is currently being held at the ACI, following his standoff with police earlier this month.
Desjardins had also been arrested earlier this year in connection to a Providence shooting.