Ryan Samsel biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Bristol, Pennsylvania


Ryan Stephen Samsel is a white man from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Ryan Stephen Samsel (©US Department of Justice)
  1. He lived in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his uncle and aunt. (a)(b)
  2. In 2006, he was convicted of terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after allegedly trying to run a female victim off the road because she owed him $60. He was accused of approaching her vehicle, punching her vehicle and telling her he knew where she lived and would kill her if he did not get his money. (c)
  3. In 2007, he was accused of hitting a man in the face after getting into the man’s car. (c)
  4. In 2009, he held a female victim against her will for 5 hours, choked her to the point of unconsciousness, pushed her, beat her and chipped her teeth. He was convicted of simple assault and reckless endangerment. (c)
  5. In 2011, he choked and beat his pregnant girlfriend. He was convicted of simple assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and unlawful restraint. (c)
  6. In 2015, he choked another woman to the point of unconsciousness and hit her so hard she had a hematoma. He was convicted of simple assault. (c)
  7. In 2019, a still different female victim accused him of raping her multiple times, choking her to the point of unconsciousness and breaking into her house and assaulting her in Riverside, New Jersey, USA. She obtained a restraining order but he violated it multiple times. (a)(c)
  8. Wearing a red hat, a light blue jacket, a long sleeve white-hooded shirt and a black T-shirt, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump 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. During the riot, he assault a female U.S. Capitol Police officer. (a)(d)
  9. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui on January 29, 2021. On January 30, 2021, FBI agents arrested him in Bristol Township and he was held in the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (a)(b)
  10. He was 37 years old when he was arrested on January 30, 2021. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating or interfering with a federal agent while they are engaged in their official duties, committing or attempting to commit any act to obstruct, impede or interfere with any fireman or law enforcement officer lawfully engaged in the lawful performance of his official duties and obstructing, influencing or impeding any official proceeding or attempting do do so. (a)
  11. On February 2, 2021, the Pennsylvania State Parole lodged a detainer against him. On February 5, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard A. Lloret ordered him detained pursuant to his consent. On February 19, 2021, he was was transported to Washington, D.C. and appeared in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. On May 24, 2021, he filed the instant motion to revoke the magistrate judge’s order of detention. (c)
  12. In March 2021, he suffered serious medical injuries after being assaulted in jail in Washington, D.C., which aggravated a preexisting medical condition, according to his lawyer Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini. (d)
  13. He cited blood clots, gynecomastia and several other health problems as one reason why he should be released from pretrial detention but U.S. District Judge Jia Cobb denied his requests. The judge ordered that a medical evaluation at a tertiary research center be completed within 14 days of May 17, 2022. On June 1, 2022, he refused to allow Health Services Staff at the FDC in Philadelphia to evaluate him. (e)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.


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