Salem man pleads guilty to charges related to Jan. 6 attack

Jan. 6, 2021, during the attack on the US Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, a Salem, Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to charges of civil disorder and theft of government property during the attack. District of Columbia Richard Ackerman, 22, stole a Capitol Police officer's helmet before entering a restricted building on the Capitol grounds Jan. 6.>> Download the free WMUR app to get updates on the go: Apple | Google Play <

Jan. 6, 2021, a Salem, Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to charges of civil disorder and theft of government property during the attack on the US Capitol.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, Richard Ackerman, 22, stole a Capitol Police officer's helmet before entering a restricted building on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6.

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Ackerman referred to the helmet as his “battle trophy” and took the helmet with him to New Hampshire, court records say. The FBI said it recovered the helmet from Ackerman's home in June 2022.

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According to court documents, Ackerman grabbed a water bottle and threw it at officers in the Lower West Terrace subway.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 25 in Washington, DC

The U.S. Attorney's Office said 1,300 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack.

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