Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier today, The Voice of Motown reported that George Tanios, owner of the Morgantown sandwich store “Sandwich U”, was arrested on assault chargers on a Capitol police officer back in January.
Tanios, 39, was booked in the Central Regional Jail and was expected to be in federal court today.
Details have emerged about Tanios’ involvement in the assault on Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who later died following the riots.
Tanios was allegedly working with a man named Julian Elie Khater. Khater is 32 years old and from State College, Pennsylvania. Both have now been charged with conspiracy to injure an officer, assault on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon, obstructing an official proceeding, civil disorder, violence on restricted grounds while carrying a dangerous weapon, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct.
During the riots, Tanios was allegedly carrying a dangerous chemical substance in a back pack. Khater is seen on video telling Tanios to “give me that bear ****”, which is apparently a mace that is supposed to be used on bears.
Excerpt from CNN:
Tanios is seen giving the canister of mace to Khater, and Khater is on video spraying the substance into the eyes of law enforcement officers.
The FBI has been working on finding the individuals responsible for the riots, and after looking through countless hours of footage, Tanios and Khater were identified. Tanios was arrested at his home in Morgantown Sunday night after the FBI had a search warrant for his business, his home and his vehicle.
In the cover photo, Tanios is clearly recognizable with his “Sandwich U” sweatshirt on. No word on the prison time that Tanios faces, but it’s expected to be lengthy.