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Colorado’s Jeffrey Patrick Sabol tried to flee to Zurich, Switzerland?

Geophysicist Jeffrey Patrick Sabol, 51, of Colorado, United States was one of the people accused of participating in the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2020. He was also accused of trying to leave the country prior to his arrest.

Originally from New York, USA, Sabol moved to Colorado. He is a father of three.

Two weeks before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. president, Sabol went to the U.S. Capitol wearing a tan jacket, a brown helmet, a green backpack and black gloves. The geophysicist allegedly dragged a U.S. Capitol Police officer down a set of stairs just outside the building and held a police baton against another officer’s neck.

After the riot, Sabol travelled to Westchester County, New York City, New York. In an attempt to avoid extradition, he booked a flight from Boston Logan International Airport in Massachusetts, USA to Zurich, Switzerland, New York Post reported.

On November 14, 1990, the extradition treaty between the governments of the U.S. and Switzerland were signed in Washington, D.C. Based on the treaty, extradition will be approved for any criminal offence if it is punishable under the laws of both countries by deprivation of liberty for a period exceeding one year, according to

 

Sabol was not able to leave the U.S. He ended up spending several days at a psychiatric facility at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

While recovering from suicide attempt, Sabol was arrested at the Westchester Medical Center on January 22, 2021. He is facing civil disobedience charges and the court has appointed Jason Ser as his lawyer.

Ser argued for Sabol’s release on $200,000 bail during the electronic hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause in White Plains, New York. However, the judge ordered the geophysicist held without bail.

After undergoing treatment at a psychiatric facility, Sabol became coherent and stable, Ser said. The geophysicist was no longer suicidal and is cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities, according to his lawyer.

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