2nd Vermonter arrested for allegedly assaulting police in Jan. 6 riot

Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 11:09 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A second Vermonter has been arrested for allegedly assaulting police during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

WCAX News has obtained several images from the riot apparently showing William Arthur Nichols, 41, of Manchester, Vermont, in the crowd. He is seen wearing a camo jacket with a tan combat vest.

Authorities arrested Nichols in Vermont Wednesday and he appeared before a federal judge in Rutland.

Nichols is charged with eight crimes including assaulting, resisting and impeding officers using a dangerous weapon. Court paperwork says two years ago, Nichols worked his way to the front of the rioters and used a shield to push and hit officers over the course of several hours.

Meanwhile, former Wolcott resident Nicholas Languerand is serving a 44-month prison sentence after being convicted for his actions at the Capitol.

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