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State College Man Sentenced In Jan. 6th Riot

Federal authorities say a State College native who was convicted for his role in the January 6th Capitol riot has been sentenced to serve 18 months behind bars.

Officials say Brian Gunderson was found guilty last November on charges of obstructing an official proceeding and assaulting, resisting or impeding law enforcement.

Authorities say Gunderson is accused of “joining a mob of rioters” inside the Parliamentarian’s Office of the building.

Prosecutors allege that Gunderson spent approximately eight minutes inside the office and say that he reportedly wrote a note “expressing mock remorse.”

The note reportedly said, “sorry for damage,” along with a crying emoticon, according to federal officials.

Investigators say Gunderson was reportedly removed from the building, by police, prior to re-entering the Capitol where he later “rushed an officer and hit him with his arm.”

Prosecutors also say that Gunderson allegedly posted on social media about his involvement in the days following the riot.

Gunderson was arrested and charged by the FBI in January of 2021.

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