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Colorado man to remain jailed after attack on US Capitol

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Apr 15, 2021

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has denied bail for a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The judge ruled Wednesday that 51-year-old Jeffrey Sabol is a flight risk and could be a danger to the community if he were to be released.

Sabol was ordered to be held pending a trial. After the attack, prosecutors say he booked a flight from Boston to Zurich, Switzerland.

He abandoned that plan and was arrested in New York after an apparent suicide attempt.