Colorado Man Jeffrey Sabol To Remain Jailed After Attack On US Capitol

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.

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KELLY WERTHMANN: Bail has been denied for a Colorado geophysicist accused of taking part in the insurrection in Washington, DC. A federal judge ruled that 51-year-old Jeffrey Sabol is a flight risk and could be a danger to the community if he were released. Sabol was ordered to be held pending a trial.

He's accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the US Capitol on January 6. After that attack, prosecutors say he booked a flight from Boston to Zurich, Switzerland. He abandoned that plan and was arrested in New York shortly afterward.