Salem Capitol protester arrested on attempted assault charge

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man wanted for his alleged role in an attack on officers at the Oregon State Capitol on Dec. 21 has been arrested. The Salem Police Department says Richard Braatz of Eugene was arrested Thursday in Salem while participating in a rally to protest the presidential election results. Braatz was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility on charges of second-degree attempted assault and riot in connection with a special legislative session on Dec. 21. Demonstrators, some armed, attacked authorities that day with bear spray, broke glass doors and called for the arrest of Gov. Kate Brown. It wasn’t immediately known if Braatz has a lawyer to comment on his case.