A Pa. prosecutor waited months after receiving a police report to charge a man who shot at protesters
Charges were also brought against a marcher who was shot in the face and who police say returned fire.
Critics and protesters have denounced the city’s use of tear gas and other less-than-lethal munitions during at least three incidents.
“While there are no specific threats to the Capitol or the Capitol Complex, we are taking actions out of the abundance of caution, to be prepared in case any situations arise,” Capitol Police Superintendent Joseph Jacob told reporters Thursday.
Trump extremists have reportedly singled out Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and state capitals across the country as potential targets.
Charges against two dozen protesters from last summer’s demonstrations against police brutality are being refiled.
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, people across the commonwealth organized hundreds of protests this year, many for the first time.