Robert Sanford biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania

Robert Lee Sanford Jr. (©US Department of Justice)

Robert Lee Sanford Jr. (©US Department of Justice)

Robert Lee Sanford Jr. is a white man from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Upper Chichester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  2. In 1994, he started working as a firefighter at the Chester Fire Department in Chester, Delaware County(b)
  3. On April 6, 2018, he was issued a driver’s license from Pennsylvania. (c)
  4. He used to live in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania in a resident almost 11 minutes away from Chester Fire Station 81 and Chester Fire Station 82 in Chester. (c)
  5. In February 2020, he left the Chester Fire Department. (b)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he and a group of people travelled on a bus from Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., USA. They went to the White House to listen to Donald Trump‘s speech. (c)
  7. After listening to Trump’s speech on January 6, 2021, he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (c)
  8. At around 2:30 p.m. on January 6, 2021, he was captured on video throwing a fire extinguisher at police. The red object appeared to strike one officer wearing a helmet before ricocheting and striking two more officers, one of which was not wearing a helmet. One of the officers wearing a helmet was U.S. Capitol Police officer William Young. (c)
  9. When he attended the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he wore a hat emblazoned “CFD,” which stands for Chester Fire Department. (b)
  10. On January 12, 2021, a complainant contacted a Federal Bureau of Investigation Resident Agency in Pennsylvania and identified him. The complainant said they were friends. (c)
  11. On the morning of January 14, 2021, FBI agents arrested him and charged him with three felony counts of assaulting a police officer. (b)
  12. He was 55 years old when he was arrested on January 14, 2021. (a)
  13. He will appear in a virtual hearing in federal court in Allentown, Pennsylvania on January 14, 2021 to face charges of unlawful entry, civil disorder and assaulting, resisting or impeding police. (d)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)



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