North Brunswick man charged with assaulting cops at Jan. 6 riot
A Middlesex County man has been arrested and charged with assaulting police officers during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.
Christopher Quaglin made an initial court appearance in New Jersey on Wednesday. A criminal affidavit in support of the charges says video and still photos showed Quaglin attacked several police officers during the riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
Quaglin is also accused of taking an officer's protective shield and passing it to another rioter. He's charged with assaulting officers, civil disorder and obstructing an official proceeding.
An attorney representing Quaglin declined comment Wednesday.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.