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Plea deal offered to U.S. Capitol rioter accused of grabbing officer’s gas mask

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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to an Ohio man accused of striking a police officer during the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot and then trying to grab his gas mask as another rioter fired bear spray at police. At a status hearing on Monday before U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, a representative of the U.S. Attorney’s Office said prosecutors had offered a plea bargain to Clifford Mackrell, 20, of Lorain, Ohio, who faces a felony civil disorder charge and charges of assaulting, resisting or impeding police. The prosecutor said prosecutors…

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