Virginia judge denies bail to crying neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell
Booking photo for Christopher Cantwell

A judge has denied bail to Christopher Cantwell, a neo-Nazi who attained internet infamy after video of him crying about Charlottesville went viral.

According to local news outlets WMUR-TV and NBC29, Cantwell is being held without bail after his first court hearing Thursday morning.

Cantwell is facing charges for pepper spraying a counter-protester on the campus of the University of Virginia. The white nationalist from Keene, New Hampshire had claimed he used the pepper spray in self-defense.

Cantwell is facing two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a “caustic substance,” explosive or fire -- all felonies.

He turned himself in to a police department in Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday. Cantwell is being held at Albemarle County Regional Jail.

He has a preliminary hearing set for October 12.