N.H. man arrested in connection with Capitol siege

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arrested in connection with the siege at the U.S. Capitol, accused of refusing to leave the building.

Thomas Gallagher, 61, of Bridgewater, appeared for a New Hampshire federal court hearing on Thursday via video from the Cheshire County jail.

According to court documents, Capitol officers ordered Gallagher to leave the upper level of the Capitol Visitors Center on Jan. 6.

Gallagher allegedly refused. He and five others were removed from the crowd.

Gallagher, who was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, is charged with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, knowingly with intent to impede government businesses, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.


Gallagher’s next hearing on the charges is scheduled in the District of Columbia, by video, for Jan. 22. Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana MacDonald said Thursday the government is not seeking detention for Gallagher, but requested that he be prohibited from entering the District of Columbia until “conditions are set in that court.” Gallagher and his attorney agreed.

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