The Department of Justice announced that 18-year old Gabriel Agard-Berryhill has been charged with arson against the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland on Friday. Agard-Berryhill is alleged to have thrown an incendiary device at the Portland courthouse earlier this week that exploded in a manner comparable to a bomb.
ANTIFA’s throwing what looks like a bomb at the federal courthouse. Insurrection Act. pic.twitter.com/xuWbqnLS7F
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“No legitimate protest message is advanced by throwing a large explosive device against a government building. Mr. Agard-Berryhill’s actions could have gravely injured law enforcement officers positioned near the courthouse, other protesters standing nearby, or himself,” said U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. “I applaud the ATF agents and U.S. Marshals Service deputies who worked quickly to identify Mr. Agard-Berryhill before he had an opportunity to hurt others.”
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Agard-Berryhill was initially identified on social media through a review post his own grandmother had posted on a review website, reviewing a protective vest she said she had purchased for her grandson to use in the protest event. The Department of Justice charging announcement refers to the review, stating that the U.S. Marshals used it to positively identify the young man for arrest.
“The violent opportunists engaged in dangerous acts of violence, such as arson, need to realize there will be grave consequences,” said Russel Burger, U.S. Marshal for the District of Oregon. “Serious crimes of this nature go beyond mere property damage to the courthouse and endanger people’s lives.”
Agard-Berryhill is facing a maximum sentence of up to 20 years on the arson charge. He’s lucky he’s not facing more charges, considering the devices he used against the courthouse exploded in a fashion comparable to a bomb that could’ve easily killed someone.
ANTIFA boy is in deep trouble now.