Man accused of using bear spray on journalists charged

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man who is accused of using bear spray on two photojournalists and threatening a newspaper reporter during the Jan. 6 protests started by former President Donald Trump’s supporters at the Washington state Capitol has been charged. Damon Huseman was charged Jan. 11 on accusations that he sprayed the faces of two journalists with bear spray and incapacitated the men for hours. Huseman is also accused of lunging at a reporter in an attempt to grab her cellphone and threatening her and other journalists, at one point saying, “We’re going to shoot you (expletive) dead in the next year.” He has pleaded not guilty to all three of his charges.