The FBI is investigating more than 30 people in the slaying of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick during last week’s riot in Washington, DC, The Post has learned.
The wide-ranging nature of the ongoing probe was revealed by a law enforcement source briefed on the matter.
The disclosure followed Thursday’s arrest of Robert Sanford, a retired Pennsylvania firefighter who was allegedly caught on camera tossing a fire extinguisher off a balcony on the west side of the Capitol amid the Jan. 6 chaos.
The device struck the heads of three Capitol cops, only two of whom were wearing helmets, according to authorities.
Sicknick died a day after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, but the incident in which Sanford was charged is not connected to Sicknick’s slaying, law enforcement sources have told the Associated Press.
FBI probing over 30 suspects in Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s murder The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.