HARRISBURG (AP) – A Lancaster County man who boasted of macing police at the breach of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection is facing federal charges. Agents detained 37-year-old Samuel Lazar in Ephrata on charges of assaulting police and obstruction of law enforcement. Authorities had identified Lazar as Suspect 275 from photos issued by the FBI of most-wanted insurrectionists. He wore a tactical vest and goggles, and his face was painted in camouflage. Court papers say in photos and videos circulated on social media, Lazar is seen spraying a “chemical irritant” at officers, and then later boasting about it.

SAMUEL LAZAR