19-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Throwing Firework At Federal Courthouse During Protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 19-year-old man admitted he threw a large firework at the federal courthouse in Portland during mass protests last year.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Gabriel Agard-Berryhill pleaded guilty

Wednesday to willfully using an incendiary device in an attempt to damage the courthouse on July 28, 2020, causing more than $1,000 in damage.

Under a plea deal, his lawyer says he’s expected to be sentenced to time served with two years of supervised release for the felony conviction.

An affidavit says Agard-Berryhill said he was shocked to hear the sound the firework produced.

He told federal officers he didn’t intend to hurt anyone.

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