NJ Army reservist, Navy contractor charged in Capitol riot

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Authorities say an Army reservist from New Jersey who works as a Navy contractor with a "Secret" security clearance is facing charges in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

A criminal complaint filed by a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service accuses Timothy Hale-Cusanelli with unlawfully entering the Capitol, disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Court documents don’t list a defense attorney and a message could not be left at a number listed for him.

No images of Hale-Cusanelli were provided. 

Hale-Cusanelli's arrest joins that of many other local citizens including Craig Bingert of Slantington and Riley Williams of Harrisburg.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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