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  • Arrested

Ryan SamselLast Updated: July 7, 2022


Bristol, Pennsylvania

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Eastern, Pennsylvania
  • Charged on Aug 25, 2021

Executive Summary

In the process of pushing the barricades to the ground, Samsel and others knocked over a U.S. Capitol Police officer, causing a head injury as the officer’s head hit the ground. In another confrontation, according to court documents, Samsel attempted to pull a riot shield from a uniformed U.S. Capitol Police officer.

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, or interfered with a federal agent while they are engaged in their official duties;
  • Committed or attempt to commit any act to obstruct, impede, or interfere with any fireman or law enforcement officer lawfully engage in the lawful performance of his official duties;
  • Obstructed, influenced, or impeded any official proceeding, or attempt to do so

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Eastern, Pennsylvania | January 30, 2021
  • Charged

    August 25, 2021 "Indicted 8/25"

Press Coverage

  • Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Assault on Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on August 27, 2021 Read at US DOJ

Affiliated People (1)

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    • Convicted

    Raechel Genco

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • Sentenced on September 27, 2022

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