News Update: Washington, DC: Latest information regarding the storming of the United States Capitol by riot mob of pro-Trump extremists.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Sources: United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Marshals Service, United States Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (Information):

Washington, District of Columbia: Authorities and officials continue to provide the latest information regarding the storming of the United States Capitol by riot mob of pro-Trump extremists that occurred on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 as the United States Congress began reviewing the Electoral College votes.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to urge the public to report suspected use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest. Anyone with information can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via: https://reportit.com

The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at: https://tips.fbi.gov/digitalmedia/aad18481a3e8f02

Information on charges regarding violence at the Capitol, including defendants’ names, charges, case status, and court case numbers, is available at the following United States Department of Justice website:

https://www.justice.gov/opa/investigations-regarding-violence-capitol

The FBI also urges anyone with information about or anyone who witnessed any unlawful action against any member of the media to contact the FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to report potential leads. In particular, the FBI seeks help in identifying persons depicted in photos taken during assaults on media members. The FBI has posted these photos on its website at: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence, which can be sorted by the label “Assault on Media”, and on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/FBIWFO/status/1357062685461008385 and https://twitter.com/FBIWFO/status/1354991604663255045

The United States Attorney’s Office strongly encourages members of the press to report any instances where a reporter, journalist, photographer, videographer, or other media personnel was assaulted or threatened, or where their property was damaged or destroyed by the rioters on January 6. Such information will help secure the First Amendment rights of all press personnel. Any information, including video and photographic evidence, can be emailed to USADC.CAPITOLRIOTS-PRESS-INJURY-DAMAGE@usdoj.gov.

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*** Latest Information as of Sunday, April 11th, 2021: ***

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

*** Latest Information as of Saturday, April 10th, 2021: ***

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

*** Latest Information as of Friday, April 9th, 2021: ***

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*** Latest Information as of Thursday, April 8th, 2021: ***

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

*** Latest Information as of Wednesday, April 7th, 2021: ***

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*** Latest Information as of Tuesday, April 6th, 2021: ***

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

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The United States Department of Justice announced today that on Thursday, a member of the Proud Boys and his brother were ordered to be held without bond, after being formally charged last month in federal court in the District of Columbia for conspiracy related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, among other charges.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Matthew Leland Klein, 24, and Jonathanpeter Allen Klein, 21, both of Oregon, were indicted in federal court in the District of Columbia on charges of conspiracy; obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder and aiding and abetting; destruction of government property and aiding and abetting; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; and disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

According to court documents, Jonathanpeter Klein is a self-identified member of the Proud Boys, a group that describes themselves as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.” Matthew Klein is the brother of Jonathanpeter Klein.

As alleged, Matthew Klein assisted members of the crowd with using a police barricade to climb a wall and gain access to an external stairwell leading to the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol. At 2:16 p.m. on Jan. 6, Jonathanpeter Klein entered the Capitol building on the northwest side with his brother entering shortly after through the same door at 2:18 p.m.

After exiting the building, the brothers worked together to forcibly open a secured door on the Capitol’s north side, with federal officers visible on the other side, causing damage to the building in excess of $1,000. When the officers responded to the violent entry, Matthew Klein put on protective goggles and advanced toward the officers waving a flag affixed to a pole in order to interfere with law enforcement’s efforts.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois and the District of Oregon. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington and Portland Field Offices.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: Full Copy of the Indictment: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/case-multi-defendant/file/1382871/download

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two-brothers-including-self-identified-proud-boy-charged-and-ordered-detained-crimes

According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The United States Department of Justice also announced today that on April 1, a superseding indictment was unsealed in federal court in the District of Columbia charging five men with assaulting Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officers, as well as other crimes, during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming the presidential election.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Jack Wade Whitton, 30, of Locust Grove, Georgia, was arrested Thursday in Atlanta. The indictment alleges that Whitton, along with Jeffrey Sabol of Kittredge, Colorado, and Peter Francis Stager of Conway, Arkansas, assaulted an MPD officer, referred to as “B.M.”, with a baton, flag, pole and a crutch.

The indictment also accuses Clayton Ray Mullins of Benton, Kentucky, of assaulting the same officer, as well as a second MPD officer, whom Whitton and Sabol are also accused of separately assaulting.

The indictment further alleges that Michael John Lopatic Sr. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, assaulted a third MPD officer.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern District of Georgia, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Western District of Kentucky.

The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Atlanta Field Office, New York Field Office, Philadelphia Field Office, Little Rock Field Office, and the Louisville Field Office, along with the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Capitol Police.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: Full Copy of the Indictment: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/press-release/file/1383036/download

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/five-men-charged-superseding-indictment-assaulting-three-metropolitan-police-department

According to the United States Department of Justice, an indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

*** Latest Information as of Sunday, April 4th, 2021: ***

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

*** Latest Information as of Saturday, April 3rd, 2021: ***

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The United States Department of Justice announced today that two individuals associated with the Oath Keepers, a large but loosely organized collection of individuals who explicitly focus on the recruitment of current and former military, law enforcement and first responder personnel, were indicted yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia for conspiring to obstruct Congress, among other charges. James and Minuta are the 11th and 12th defendants to be charged in this case.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Joshua James, 33, of Arab, Alabama, was arrested on March 9, 2021 in Arab, Alabama; and Roberto Minuta, 36, of Prosper, Texas, was arrested on March 7, 2021, in Newburgh, New York. Both individuals were charged by superseding indictment with conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds. If convicted, James and Minuta each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

According to the charging documents, James and Minuta communicated with co-conspirators in advance of the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion on the U.S. Capitol. The indictment alleges frequent and consistent communication leading up to the attack, such as in reserving hotel rooms and making phone calls to co-conspirators the morning of the breach.

According to the indictment, in response to a call for individuals to head to the Capitol after the building was breached, James and Minuta drove to the Capitol in a golf cart, at times swerving around law enforcement vehicles with Minuta stating, “Patriots are storming the Capitol…so we’re en route in a grand theft auto golf cart to the Capitol building right now…it’s going down guys; it’s literally going down right now Patriots storming the Capitol building…”

Once they arrived, Minuta aggressively berated and taunted law enforcement officers in riot gear guarding the perimeter of the Capitol near the East side of the building. At 3:15 p.m., Minuta and James forcibly entered the Capitol building through the same east side Rotunda doors through which their alleged co-conspirators had entered earlier.

They then stormed the building, wearing military gear. Minuta additionally wore hard-knuckle tactical gloves, ballistic goggles, a radio with an earpiece and bear spray. Video captures Minuta yelling at an officer: “All that’s left is the Second Amendment!” as he exited the building at 3:19 p.m. Not long after 4:00 p.m., individuals who breached the Capitol – including James, Minuta and many of their alleged co-conspirators – gathered together approximately 100 feet from the Capitol near the northeast corner of the building.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Texas and Northern District of Alabama. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s New York, Dallas, Birmingham and Washington Field Offices.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edtx/pr/oath-keeper-affiliates-charged-superseding-indictment-conspiracy-leading-us-capitol

According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

*** Latest Information as of Thursday, April 1st, 2021: ***

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The United States Department of Justice announced today that a Florida man appeared today in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on charges stemming from his attack on law enforcement officers, as well as other crimes, during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 that disrupted a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming Presidential election results.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Robert Scott Palmer, 53, of Largo, Florida, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, or interfering with any person assisting an officer or employee of the United States in the performance of their official duties while armed with a deadly or dangerous weapon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a)(1) and (b); one count of obstructing, impeding, or interfering with any law enforcement officer during the commission of a civil disorder which in any way obstructs or delays the conduct or performance of any federally protected function, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 231(a)(3); and one count each of unlawful entry, engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct, and engaging in an act of physical violence against any person on restricted building or grounds while armed with a dangerous or deadly weapon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1752(a)(1), (2), (4), and (b)(1)(A).

Palmer was taken into custody by the FBI yesterday and, at a detention hearing today in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, was released on bond.

The affidavit in support of the criminal complaint against Palmer alleges that publicly available video shows Palmer’s assault on U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers who were assisting the U.S. Capitol Police in securing the Lower West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. According to the affidavit, the publicly available footage shows Palmer — wearing a red hat, face mask, and American flag jacket — throwing a wooden plank at the officers, followed by spraying the contents of a fire extinguisher at the officers, and then throwing the fire extinguisher at them. Footage from security cameras inside the Lower West Terrace tunnel provided by the USCP shows that Palmer picked the fire extinguisher up from the ground and threw it at the officers a second time.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Tampa and Washington Field Offices, along with the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Capitol Police.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/florida-man-arrested-charged-federal-court-assaulting-mpd-officers-during-us-capitol

According to the United States Department of Justice, a criminal complaint is a formal accusation of criminal conduct for purposes of establishing probable cause, not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

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The United States Department of Justice announced today that a Pennsylvania and West Virginia man were arrested Sunday on criminal charges related to their alleged conspiring to injure officers and assaulting federal officers, among other charges.

According to the United States Department of Justice, according to court documents, Julian Elie Khater, 32, of State College, Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of Morgantown, West Virginia, were arrested on Sunday in connection with a complaint filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., charging them with conspiring to injure officers and assaulting federal officers, among other charges, on Jan. 6. Khater was arrested as he disembarked from an airplane at Newark Airport in New Jersey. Tanios was arrested at his residence in West Virginia.

Khater and Tanios are each charged with one count of conspiracy to injure an officer; three counts of assault on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon; one count of civil disorder; one count of obstructing or impeding an official proceeding; one count of physical violence on restricted grounds, while carrying dangerous weapon and resulting in significant bodily injury; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct, act of physical violence on Capitol grounds.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Khater and Tanios were at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and were observed in video footage working together to assault law enforcement officers with an unknown chemical substance by spraying officers directly in the face and eyes. During the investigation, it is alleged that law enforcement discovered video that depicted Khater asking Tanios to “give me that bear s*it.” Tanios replied, “Hold on, hold on, not yet, not yet… it’s still early.” Khater then retrieved a canister from Tanios’ backpack and walked through the crowd to within a few steps of the police perimeter. The video shows Khater with his right arm up high in the air, appearing to be holding a canister in his right hand and aiming it at the officers’ direction while moving his right arm from side to side. The complaint affidavit states that Officers Sicknick, Edwards, and Chapman, who were all standing within a few feet of Khater, each reacted to being sprayed in the face. The officers retreated, bringing their hands to their faces and rushing to find water to wash out their eyes.

The FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance from the FBI Pittsburgh and Newark Field Offices, the United States Capitol Police, and the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the case.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, with valuable assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey are prosecuting the case.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two-men-charged-assaulting-federal-officers-dangerous-weapon-january-6

According to the United States Department of Justice, the criminal complaint is a formal accusation of criminal conduct for purposes of establishing probable cause, not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

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FBI Director Chris Wray is testifying for the first time today since the Jan. 6 deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

 

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The United States Department of Justice announced today six individuals associated with the Proud Boys, a nationalist organization, were indicted today by a grand jury sitting in federal court in the District of Columbia with conspiring to obstruct or impede an official proceeding and to impede or interfere with law enforcement during the commission of a civil disorder, among other charges.

According to the United States Department of Justice, William Chrestman, 47, Christopher Kuehne, 47, and Ryan Ashlock, 21, of Kansas State; Louis Enrique Colon, 44, of Missouri; and Felicia Konold, 27, and Cory Conold, 25, of Arizona, were indicted today by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia with conspiracy, which carries a maximum penalty of five years, along with obstruction of an official proceeding, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years, and two counts of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, which carries a maximum penalty of one year or, if committed while carrying a dangerous weapon, a maximum penalty of ten years.

In addition, Chrestman is charged with threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer, with the intent to impede, intimidate, and interfere with such law enforcement officer while the officer was engaged in and on account of the performance of their official duties, and for carrying a wooden axe handle while on the Capitol building and grounds.

According to the indictment, Chrestman, Kuehne, Colon, and Ashlock were members of the Kansas City Chapter of the Proud Boys, a group self-described as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.” Chrestman, Kuehne, Colon, and Ashlock all traveled to Washington, D.C. from the Kansas City metropolitan area. On January 6, 2021, they met with other Proud Boys on the National Mall. Felicia Konold and Cory Konold traveled met up with the group and traveled with them to the Capitol.

The indictment alleges that the defendants planned with each other, and with others known and unknown, to enter the Capitol forcibly on January 6, and to stop, delay, and hinder the Congressional proceeding occurring that day.

The defendants brought and wore paramilitary gear and supplies—including camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection, and radio equipment, and affixed orange tape to their clothing and tactical gear to identify each other. The defendants marched with other members of the Proud Boys to the Capitol and forcibly stormed past exterior barricades, U.S. Capitol Police officers, and law enforcement officers, before all but Ashlock entered the Capitol.

The indictment also alleges that Chrestman faced the crowd of rioters on the Plaza, including Kuehne, Colon, Ashlock, Felicia Konold, and Cory Konold, and shouted, “Whose house is this?” The crowd responded, “Our house!” Chrestman shouted, “Do you want your house back?” The crowd responded, “Yes!” Chrestman shouted back, “Take it!” CHRESTMAN shouted at a Capitol Police officer who was preparing to fire non-lethal projectiles to protect the Capitol, “You shoot and I’ll take your fucking ass out!” Felicia Konold shouted to the crowd of rioters to “fight for America” while the crowd was held at the Plaza.

Chrestman, Kuehne, Colon, Felicia Konold, and Cory Konold proceeded into the Capitol building and attempted to disable crash barriers — barriers that descend from the ceiling to the floor, which Capitol Police used to try to prevent rioters from advancing further into the Capitol building.

The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the District of Arizona, the District of Kansas, and the Western District of Missouri. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance from the FBI’s Kansas City and Arizona Divisions.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges contained in the complaint are allegations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The maximum penalty is prescribed by Congress and provided here for informational purposes. Any sentence actually imposed is required to be imposed based on the specific factors of the offense and the defendant, in consultation with the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/individuals-associated-proud-boys-charged-conspiring-obstruct-official-proceeding-and

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

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The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is set to testify before a House panel that law enforcement was aware of the possibility of violence from armed extremists on Jan. 6.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation posted today via their official Twitter page the following Tweets (Posted Above) regarding the latest information and search for those involved in the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol that occurred on January 6th, 2021.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help in identifying the people who made unlawful entry and assaulted officers in the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 during the mob riots.

These pictures (Posted Above) of the people involved in the unlawful entry and assaulted officers were released on Friday, February 5th, 2021 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington Office.

If you have information or know the identities of the person or persons in pictures (Refer to Pictures #214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221 and 222 at: http://fbi.gov/capitolviolence), please call: 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit http://tips.fbi.gov to submit information. Reference the assault on media (AOM) photo number when calling or submitting info online.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help in identifying the people involved in the assault of several media members and destruction of property at media staging area at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 during the mob riots at northeast corner of the United States Capitol.

These pictures (Posted Above) of the people involved in the attacks and damage of property were released on Friday, February 5th, 2021 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington Office.

If you have information or know the identities of the person or persons in pictures (Refer to Pictures #201-204, #205-208, #209-211 and #212-213 at: http://fbi.gov/capitolviolence), please call: 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit http://tips.fbi.gov to submit information. Reference the assault on media (AOM) photo number when calling or submitting info online.

For more pictures and information, please visit the following Federal Bureau of Investigation website at: http://fbi.gov/capitolviolence

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The United States Department of Justice announced today a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has returned an indictment charging a Hawaii man who purports to have founded the Honolulu chapter of the Proud Boys and a Texas man with conspiring to obstruct the United States Congress’ certification of the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, as well as other crimes they committed to achieve that goal. Together, and with others, the two men planned and raised money for their effort, and then traveled to Washington, D.C., where they joined a crowd that stormed past barricades and law enforcement officers to halt a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress on January 6.

According to the United States Department of Justice, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Michael R. Sherwin, the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia; and Steven D’Antuono, the Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office announced the indictment.

Nicholas DeCarlo, 30, of Burleson, Texas, and Nicholas R. Ochs, 34, of Honolulu, Hawaii, were each indicted for conspiring to commit an offense against the United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 371, that is, to corruptly obstruct, influence, or impede an official proceeding, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2); one count of theft of federal government property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641; one count of depredation against federal government property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1361; and three counts of unlawful entry, disorderly conduct, or violent conduct in restricted buildings or grounds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1752(a)(1), (2), and (4).

The indictment was unsealed this afternoon. DeCarlo and Ochs previously were taken into custody on January 26 and January 7, respectively. The defendants will be arraigned before a United States District Judge.

The indictment against DeCarlo and Ochs alleges that prior to January 6, DeCarlo and Ochs agreed to travel to Washington, D.C., in order to stop, delay, and hinder the certification of the results of the November 2020 Presidential Election. To advance and finance that effort, the indictment alleges, DeCarlo and Ochs, using the Internet, raised funds to support their travel and, on January 5, did travel from their respective locations in Texas and Hawaii to Washington, D.C.

The indictment further alleges that on January 6, DeCarlo, Ochs, and other individuals entered the Capitol building behind an initial wave of individuals who had stormed the Capitol building unlawfully. Thereafter, DeCarlo and Ochs traveled throughout and occupied the Capitol building, depicting their actions inside the building in real time through photographs and videos that they posted to social media. While on U.S. Capitol grounds unlawfully, DeCarlo and Ochs defaced the U.S. Capitol by scrawling onto its Memorial Door the words “MURDER THE MEDIA[.]”

Also, according to the indictment, DeCarlo and Ochs stole a pair of flexible handcuffs belonging to the United States Capitol Police.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division. The indictment is the result of an ongoing investigation by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Honolulu Field Office, and Dallas Field Office, as well as the United States Capitol Police, along with the Media Assault Strike Force of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, a specialized team staffed by senior prosecutors highly experienced in investigating and prosecuting cases involving victims of violent crime and focused on potential assaults, threats, and property damage directed at members of the media.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. If convicted, DeCarlo and Ochs each face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and 3 years of supervised release.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/texas-man-self-proclaimed-leader-honolulu-proud-boys-now-indicted-federal-grand-jury

The United States Department of Justice also announced today a member of the Proud Boys, a nationalist organization, was arrested today and charged in federal court in the District of Columbia with obstructing or impeding an official proceeding, among other charges.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Ethan Nordean, a/k/a Rufio Panman, 30, of Washington state, was charged by criminal complaint in federal court in the District of Columbia with obstructing or impeding an official proceeding, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison; aiding and abetting, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison; and knowingly entering or remaining in restricted building or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, which each carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison. Nordean will appear in federal court in the Western District of Washington at 2:00 PST.

According to charging documents, Nordean is the self-described “Sergeant of Arms” of the Seattle Chapter of the Proud Boys, a group self-described as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.”

It is alleged that Nordean was observed marching at the front of a group of known Proud Boys shortly before the riot began. It is further alleged that Nordean was among those who entered the U.S. Capitol building after rioters, including certain persons associated with the Proud Boys, forced entry into the Capitol by means of destruction of Federal property. It is also alleged that Nordean was near the front of the crowd of rioters, who collectively approached, confronted, and vastly outnumbered Capitol Police.

Prior to Jan. 6, 2021, Nordean posted on social media certain indications of an intent to organize a group that intended to engage in conflict. For example, around Dec. 27, 2020, Nordean posted a message asking for donations of “protective gear” and “communications equipment.” On Jan. 4, 2021, Nordean posted a video on social media, which he captioned, “Let them remember the day they decided to make war with us.”

On or about the same day, Nordean posted a video of a discussion that Nordean had with another member of the Proud Boys. During the course of the hour long video, Nordean discussed what he described as “blatant, rampant voter fraud” in the Presidential election. Nordean went on to say that, rather than being complacent, the Proud Boys were going to “bring back that original spirit of 1776 of what really established the character of what America is. And it’s not complacency, it’s not low standards. It’s ‘this is how it’s going to be, and I don’t give a god damn.’” Later in the video, Nordean said, “Democracy is dead? Well, then no peace for you. No democracy, no peace.”

The day before the riots, Nordean posted the following statement to social media: “It is apparent now more than ever, that if you are a patriot, you will be targeted and they will come after you, funny thing is that they don’t realize is, is we are coming for them. You’ve chosen your side, black and yellow teamed with red, white and blue against everyone else.”

On Jan. 8, 2021, Nordean posted a photo on social media of a U.S. Capitol Police officer administering pepper spray on Jan. 6, 2021, with the following caption: “if you feel bad for the police, you are part of the problem. . .”

The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice’s National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Western District of Washington. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance by the FBI’s Seattle Division.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The maximum penalty is prescribed by Congress and provided here for informational purposes. Any sentence actually imposed is required to be imposed based on the specific factors of the offense and the defendant, in consultation with the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/member-proud-boys-charged-obstructing-official-proceeding-other-charges-related-jan-6

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The United States Department of Justice announced today two members of the Proud Boys, a nationalist organization, were indicted today in federal court in the District of Columbia for conspiring to obstruct law enforcement, among other charges.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Dominic Pezzola, 43, of Rochester, New York, and William Pepe, 31, of Beacon, New York, were indicted today in federal court in the District of Columbia on charges of conspiracy; civil disorder; unlawfully entering restricted buildings or grounds; and disorderly and disruptive conduct in restricted buildings or grounds. Pezzola was also charged with obstruction of an official proceeding; additional counts of civil disorder and aiding and abetting civil disorder; robbery of personal property of the United States; assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers; destruction of government property; and engaging in physical violence in a restricted buildings or grounds.

Pepe and Pezzola were originally charged by criminal complaint and arrested on Jan. 12 and 15, respectively.

According to the charging documents, Pezzola and Pepe are members of the Proud Boys, a group self-described as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.” Proud Boys members often wear the colors yellow and black, as well as other apparel adorned with Proud Boys-related logos and emblems. It is alleged that both Pepe and Pezzola possess tactical vests branded with the Proud Boys logo, and have attended various Proud Boys gatherings and protests.

According to the indictment, Pezzola and Pepe engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct, influence, impede, and interfere with law enforcement officers engaged in their official duties in protecting the U.S. Capitol and its grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. It is alleged that Pezzola and Pepe took actions to evade and render ineffective the protective equipment deployed by Capitol Police in active riot control measures, including actions to remove temporary metal barricades erected by the Capitol Police for the purpose of controlling access to the Capitol Grounds, and the stealing and purloining of property belonging to Capitol Police.

It is further alleged that Pezzola confronted a Capitol Police officer attempting to control the crowd and ripped away the officer’s riot shield, while the officer was physically engaging with individuals who had gathered unlawfully in the west plaza of the Capitol. Pezzola can be seen on video that has been widely distributed, using that riot shield to smash a window at the U.S. Capitol.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Western and Southern Districts of New York. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance by the FBI’s Buffalo Field Office and the FBI’s New York Field Office.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two-members-proud-boys-indicted-conspiracy-other-charges-related-jan-6-riots

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The United States Department of Justice announced today that three individuals associated with the Oath Keepers, a paramilitary organization focused on recruitment of current and former military, law enforcement, and first responder personnel, were indicted today in federal court in the District of Columbia for conspiring to obstruct Congress, among other charges.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Jessica Marie Watkins, 38, and Donovan Ray Crowl, 50, both of Champaign County, Ohio; and Thomas Caldwell, 65, of Clarke County, Virginia, were indicted today in federal court in the District of Columbia on charges of conspiracy, obstructing an official proceeding, destruction of government property, and unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 1512, 1361, and 1752. Watkins and Crowl were arrested on Jan. 18; Caldwell was arrested on Jan.19. All three individuals originally were charged by criminal complaint. The maximum penalty for Obstructing an Official Proceeding is a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

According to the charging documents, Watkins, Crowl, and Caldwell communicated with each another in advance of the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion on the U.S. Capitol and coordinated their attack. Watkins, Crowl, and Caldwell are all affiliated with the Oath Keepers, while Watkins and Crowl are also members of the Ohio State Regular Militia. Watkins claimed to be a commanding officer within the Ohio State Regular Militia in a social media post.

According to the indictment, the three defendants initiated their communications and coordination in November 2020 and continued through on or about Jan. 19, 2021, when Caldwell was arrested. The exchanges vary in topics from a call to action to logistics, including lodging options, coordinating calls to discuss the plan, and joining forces with other Oath Keeper chapters. On Dec. 31, 2020, Caldwell posted, “THIS IS OUR CALL TO ACTION, FREINDS! SEE YOU ON THE 6TH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ALONG WITH 2 MILLION OTHER LIKE-MINDED PATRIOTS.” In a subsequent post on Jan. 2, 2021, Caldwell stated, “It begins for real Jan 5 and 6 on Washington D.C. when we mobilize in the streets. Let them try to certify some crud on capitol hill with a million or more patriots in the streets. This kettle is set to boil…”

According to the criminal complaint filed on Jan. 19, on Jan. 6, the three documented their participation and whereabouts in or around the U.S. Capitol on social media. Caldwell posted messages on Facebook such as, “We are surging forward. Doors breached[.]” and at 3:05 p.m. posted just, “Inside.” Watkins posted photos of herself, and with Crowl, on her Parler account and captioned a photo by stating, “Me before forcing entry into the Capitol Building. #stopthesteal2 #stormthecapitol #oathkeepers #ohiomilitia.” Subsequently, she posted a video of herself inside the Capitol captioned, “Yeah. We stormed the Capitol today. Teargassed, the whole, 9. Pushed our way into the Rotunda. Made it into the Senate even. The news is lying (even Fox) about the Historical Events we created today.”

In addition to the communication via Facebook and Parler, the FBI obtained an audio recording of Zello communications between Watkins and other suspected Oath Keepers during the Capitol incursion on a channel called “Stop the Steal J6.” As alleged in the indictment, in one transmission Watkins stated, “We have a good group. We have about 30-40 of us. We are sticking together and sticking to the plan.” An unknown male responds, “We’ll see you soon, Jess. Airborne.” Following the U.S. Capitol incursion, Watkins and Crowl each interviewed with the media. During the interviews, both confirmed membership of the Oath Keepers.

The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section, Department of Justice. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Southern District of Ohio and Western District of Virginia. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Cincinnati Division, Dayton Joint Terrorism Task Force, with assistance by the FBI’s Richmond Division.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/three-individuals-affiliated-oath-keepers-indicted-federal-court-conspiracy-obstruct

*** Latest Information as of Friday, January 22nd, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice announced today that a D.C. man, a New Jersey man, and a Colorado man appeared today in United States district courts on charges stemming from their attacks on local and federal law enforcement officers, as well as other crimes, during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 that disrupted a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming Presidential election results.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Emanuel Jackson, 20, of the District of Columbia, was charged by criminal complaint with two counts of assault on a federal officer while armed with a deadly or dangerous weapon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a) and (b); one count of unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds while armed with a dangerous or deadly weapon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1752(a) and (b); one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(c)(2); and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, in violation of Title 40, United States Code, Section 5104(e)(2).

Scott Kevin Fairlamb, 43, of Stockholm, New Jersey, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of assault on a federal officer, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a); one count of certain acts during a civil disorder, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 231(a)(3); one count of unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds while armed with a dangerous or deadly weapon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1752(a) and (b); and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, in violation of Title 40, United States Code, Section 5104(e).

Jeffrey Sabol, 51, of Colorado, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of obstructing, impeding, or interfering with any law enforcement officer during the commission of a civil disorder which in any way obstructs or delays the conduct or performance of any federally protected function, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 231(a)(3).

Jackson, at a detention hearing today in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, was ordered held without bond pending trial. Fairlamb made his initial appearance in the District of New Jersey this afternoon; he was ordered released, but the order was stayed pending appeal by the government. Sabol, after being taken into custody this morning, made his initial appearance thereafter in the Southern District of New York; he was ordered detained and transferred to the District of Columbia for further proceedings.

The affidavit in support of the criminal complaint against Jackson alleges that on January 6, Jackson joined a large group of rioters as they attempted to break through the barricaded doorway of the Senate Wing entrance on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building. Video surveillance footage captures Jackson making a fist and repeatedly striking a U.S. Capitol Police officer while attempting to enter the building forcefully. The mob that Jackson joined pushed through and gained entrance to the Capitol building moments later. Later that same day, Jackson was again outside the Capitol building at the West Terrace entrance. He joined a violent and aggressive crowd that continued to try to break through a large group of police officers. Video footage shows Jackson wielding a metal baseball bat and repeatedly and forcefully striking a group of U.S. Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department officers in an attempt to break through.

The affidavit in support of the criminal complaint against Fairlamb alleges that as uniformed members of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the Capitol to assist the U.S. Capitol Police in restoring order on January 6, Fairlamb shoved and punched an officer on the West Front of the Capitol. In addition to the officer’s account of the assault, the body-worn camera footage of the officer and video footage taken by a civilian witness depict Fairlamb – dressed in a brown camouflage jacket, black knit hat, blue jeans, and bright red shoes – as he assaults the officer. According to the affidavit, additional video footage shows Fairlamb standing on scaffolding erected on Capitol grounds at the western front face of the Capitol building; picking up from the ground and placing under his arm a baton, just after the skirmish line on the Capitol West Terrace was breached and putting it under his arm; and leaving from inside the Capitol building, coughing, after chemical agents were deployed inside. The affidavit also alleges that in a video post to his Facebook account, Fairlamb, carrying a collapsible baton like the one depicted in video in which he appears at the Capitol, remarks, “What Patriots do? We [expletive] disarm them and then we storm [expletive] the Capitol.”

The affidavit in support of the criminal complaint against Sabol alleges that on January 6, Sabol was part of a group that grabbed a Metropolitan Police Department officer from the post where he guarded against access to the interior of the Capitol building and dragged him down the exterior stairs. Sabol and the other individuals, the affidavit alleges, then forced the officer into a prone position on the stairs and proceeded to strike the officer, forcibly and repeatedly, in the head and body with various objects. Sabol, according to the affidavit, is depicted in a photograph and numerous videos wearing a tan-colored jacket, black helmet, green backpack, and black gloves, and can be seen in a photograph holding an instrument believed to be a police officer’s baton across the police officer’s lower neck while his left hand is pressed to the backside of the officer. When pulled over by police in New York State based on reports of erratic driving, a bloodied Sabol stated, “I am tired, I am done fighting[,]” “[m]y wounds are self-inflicted[,]” “[I was] fighting tyranny in the DC Capital [sic],” and “I am wanted by the FBI[.]” Sabol later admitted that he was at the U.S. Capitol and that he was wearing a brown jacket, a black or grey helmet, a big green backpack, and black gloves. A brown jacket like the one Sabol is wearing in the photograph and videos was recovered from his vehicle, according to the affidavit.

These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Newark, New York, and Washington Field Offices, along with the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Capitol Police.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a criminal complaint is a formal accusation of criminal conduct for purposes of establishing probable cause, not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/three-charged-federal-court-assaulting-and-impeding-local-and-federal-officers-during-us

*** Latest Information as of Wednesday, January 20th, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice announced today that a Connecticut man was charged yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with assaulting an officer during the breach of the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. He will be presented in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York today, before appearing in Washington D.C.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Patrick Edward McCaughey III was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; civil disorder; entering restricted building or grounds; and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

“The vicious attack on Officer Hodges was abhorrent and quintessentially un-American,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin. “It is my pledge that anyone involved in violent attacks on law enforcement at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. McCaughey’s alleged actions were an assault on Officer Hodges, the Capitol, and the rule of law itself.”

“Even after days of seeing so many shocking and horrific scenes from the siege on the U.S. Capitol, the savage beating of D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Hodges stands out for the assailants’ blatant disregard for human life,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. “Patrick McCaughey’s alleged actions were violent, barbaric, and cowardly. The FBI will continue relentlessly pursuing those who took part in this vicious assault and ensure that all those responsible are brought to justice.”

As alleged in the charging documents, on Jan. 6, 2021, a video posted to YouTube captured a large group of rioters attempting to break through the line of uniformed law enforcement officers who were in place to prevent rioters from entering the lower west terrace door of the United States Capitol. In the front line of rioters, an individual, who has subsequently been identified as McCaughey can be seen using a clear police riot shield to physically push against the left side of an officer’s body. The officer was pinned between the clear police riot shield being held by McCaughey and the lower west terrace door. The officer appeared to be loudly crying out in pain. As the officer was being pinned to the door by McCaughey, a separate rioter was violently ripping off the officer’s gas mask, exposing the officer’s bloodied mouth. As McCaughey was using the riot shield to push against the officer, numerous other rioters behind and around McCaughey appeared to add to the weight against the officer.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Melissa Jackson and Jocelyn Bond of the District of Columbia United States Attorney’s Office, and Trial Attorney Rebecca Magnone of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance by the FBI’s New Haven and New York Field Offices, the U.S. Capitol Police Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/connecticut-man-charged-assaulting-officer-during-us-capitol-breach

*** Latest Information as of Tuesday, January 19th, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice announced today that a Massachusetts man and woman were arrested today and charged in connection with unlawfully entering the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Mark Sahady, 46, of Malden, Mass. and Suzanne Ianni, 59, of Natick, Mass., were each charged by criminal complaint with one count of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Sahady and Ianni will make their initial appearances in U.S. District Court in Boston this afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint, Sahady is the vice president of an organization called “Super Happy Fun America,” which allegedly purports to advocate for the “straight community.” Beginning on approximately Nov. 16, 2020, Sahady tweeted statements exhibiting a belief that the presidential election was stolen, and that people need to gather in D.C. on January 6, 2021 to respond. Photos posted on a Twitter account connected to Super Happy Fun America show Sahady on a bus with other individuals with the caption, “Bus 1 of 11 coming to Washington DC. See you there!”

According to the criminal complaint, Ianni is also involved with “Super Happy Fun America.” The complaint alleges that Ianni organized buses for Super Fun Happy America to transport individuals to Washington D.C. for the January 6, 2021 event. Ianni is pictured alongside Sahady in the bus photo on Twitter. Following the Capitol breach, the public and media posted photos and identified people who were at the riot and entered the Capitol. Photographs show Sahady and Ianni standing next to each other inside the U.S. Capitol during the breach.

The charge of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority provides for a sentence of up to one year in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $100,000. The charge of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds provides for a sentence of up to six months in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $5,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts.

The case are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two-massachusetts-residents-charged-connection-capitol-breach

*** Latest Information as of Sunday, January 17th, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice announced today that a New Mexico County commissioner was charged today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for breaching the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a New Mexico County commissioner was charged today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for breaching the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021.

Couy Griffin, of New Mexico, was arrested today in Washington, D.C., and charged by criminal complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry.

As alleged in the charging documents, on Jan. 9, 2021, law enforcement received a tip that Griffin, an Otero County, New Mexico, Commissioner was present at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and had posted videos to his Facebook page indicating that he intended to return to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2021, and “plant our flag” on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk.

An investigation into Griffin revealed that he is the founder of an organization called “Cowboys for Trump,” and that following the incident at the U.S. Capitol, Griffin posted a video to the Cowboys for Trump Facebook page in which he stated that he “climbed up on the top of the Capitol building and . . . had a first row seat.” In that same video, now removed, he states:

“You want to say that that was a mob? You want to say that was violence? No sir. No Ma’am. No we could have a 2nd Amendment rally on those same steps that we had that rally yesterday. You know, and if we do, then it’s gonna be a sad day, because there’s gonna be blood running out of that building. But at the end of the day, you mark my word, we will plant our flag on the desk of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and Donald J. Trump if it boils down to it.”

On Jan. 14, 2021, Griffin spoke at an Otero County, New Mexico, council meeting about his experience at the Capitol and his plans to return to Washington, D.C., to protest President-Elect Biden’s Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. It is alleged that Griffin stated that he intended to bring his firearms with him when he traveled to Washington, D.C.

The case is being prosecuted by the Assistant U.S. Attorneys Janani Iyengar and Jason Feldman of the District of Columbia United States Attorney’s Office, and Trial Attorney George Kraehe of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and the U.S. Capitol Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/new-mexico-county-commissioner-charged-breaching-us-capitol

The United States Department of Justice also announced today that a Kentucky man was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a Kentucky man was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week during which he joined a crowd of individuals who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol and disrupted the conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Chad Barrett Jones, 42, of Coxs Creek, Kentucky, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of assault on a federal officer, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a) and (b); one count of certain acts during a civil disorder, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 231(a)(3); one count of destruction of government property over $1,000, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1361; one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1521(c)(2); one count of unlawful entry on restricted building or grounds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1752(a) and (b); and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, in violation of Title 40, United States Code, Section 5104(e)(2). Jones was arrested in Louisville. His initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky is scheduled for January 19.

The affidavit in support of criminal complaint alleges that video footage from inside the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, shows Jones in a red hooded jacket and gray skullcap among an aggressive crowd trying to breach a barricaded door to the Speaker’s Lobby, a hallway that connects to the House of Representatives chambers. Members of the crowd were shouting and gesticulating at the Capitol Police officers guarding the door. Seconds after the officers began moving toward the adjacent wall as other officers in tactical gear arrived, Jones forcefully struck the door’s glass panels at least 10 times with a long, wood flagpole, the affidavit alleges. The affidavit also alleges that chants of “Break it down!” could be heard, and that a U.S. Capitol Police officer inside the Speakers’ Lobby, facing the door with a gun raised, can be seen at the side of the video in the close vicinity of the doorway.

The Superintendent of the Capitol has represented that the repair cost of the damaged glass will exceed $1,000. Federal authorities were able to identify Jones as the man in the red hooded jacket and gray skullcap after receiving a tip on January 8.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Louisville Field Office and Washington Field Office, with assistance from the U.S. Capitol Police.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/kentucky-man-arrested-and-charged-federal-court-actions-us-capitol

*** Latest Information as of Friday, January 15th, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice announced today that a New York State man was taken into custody and charged today with unlawful entry, destruction of government property and obstruction of an official proceeding.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a New York State man was taken into custody and charged today with unlawful entry, destruction of government property and obstruction of an official proceeding.

Dominic Pezzola, 43, also known as “Spaz” and “Spazzo,” of Rochester, New York, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(c)(2); one count of destruction of government property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1361; and one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section1752(a). Following a hearing in the Western District of New York, Pezzola was ordered detained.

The affidavit in support of criminal complaint alleges that Pezzola unlawfully gained entry to the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, by breaking a window in the U.S. Capitol with a U.S. Capitol Police shield, as an individual in the crowd yelled “Go Go Go,” before entering the Capitol building.

The affidavit also alleges that a video posted from inside the Capitol shows Pezzola smoking a cigar inside the building. In that video, Pezzola can be heard saying words to the effect of, “Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys. This is f***ing awesome. I knew we could take this mother***er over [if we] just tried hard enough.”

The affidavit alleges that Pezzola was photographed in December, 2020, at rallies in Washington, D.C., that included individuals wearing clothing consistent with the “Proud Boys.”

At some point after the incident at the Capitol had ended, the affidavit in support of criminal complaint alleges, Pezzola bragged about breaking the windows to the Capitol with a Capitol Police shield. The affidavit also alleges that Pezzola and others stated that they would have killed anyone they got their hands on, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Michael Pence. The affidavit alleges that, in the days after the event, members of the group said that the group would return to Washington, D.C., and kill every single “m-fer” they could.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Buffalo Field Office, Albany Field Office, and Washington Field Office.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/rochester-new-york-man-arrested-and-charged-destroying-property-and-obstruction

The United States Department of Justice also announced today that a California man was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with the riots at the United States Capitol last week.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a California man was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Hunter Allen Ehmke, 20, of Glendora, California, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1521(c)(2); one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, in violation of Title 40, United States Code, Section 5104(e)(2); and one count of destruction of government property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1361. The defendant was arrested outside of Los Angeles, and made his initial appearance yesterday before Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The affidavit in support of criminal complaint alleges that during the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Ehmke jumped onto a window ledge and smashed several panes out of a six-pane window that led to an office space inside the Capitol. Officers with the United States Capitol Police were able to apprehend Ehmke on scene. While the officers were in the process of placing Ehmke under arrest, the large crowd became very aggressive and menacing towards the officers and, faced with being outnumbered by a threatening crowd and having no realistic way to make a safe arrest, the officers made the decision to release the defendant, ordering him to leave the Capitol grounds. The Architect of the Capitol estimated the damage to the window in excess of $2,400.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Valuable assistance was provided by Assistant United States Attorney David Ryan of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office and Washington Field Office, and the U.S. Capitol Police Department. The Glendora (California) Police Department assisted in apprehending Ehmke in California and in serving court-authorized search warrants.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/california-man-arrested-and-charged-federal-charges-following-events-united-states

The United States Department of Justice also announced today that a Texas man was charged yesterday and arrested today in Texas in connection with making threats regarding the riots at the U.S. Capitol.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a Texas man was charged yesterday and arrested today in Texas in connection with making threats regarding the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Troy Anthony Smocks, 58, of Dallas, Texas, was charged by criminal complaint with knowingly and willfully transmitting threats in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(c). He will make an initial appearance this afternoon in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The affidavit in support of criminal complaint alleges that Smocks traveled to the Washington, D.C., area on January 5, 2021, the day before the illegal rioting. Smocks used a Parler social media account under the name “ColonelTPerez” or “@Colonel007,” to post threats on January 6 and 7 regarding the riots. The threats included that he and others would return to the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2021, carrying weapons and massing in numbers so large that no army could match them. Smocks threatened that he and others would “hunt these cowards down like the Traitors that each of them are,” specifically threatening “RINOS, Dems, and Tech Execs.” The threats issued by Smocks were viewed by other social media users tens of thousands of times.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Dallas Field Office and Washington Field Office, and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/texas-man-arrested-and-charged-making-threats-regarding-events-us-capitol

*** Latest Information as of Thursday, January 14th, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice announced today that a Utah man was charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the United States Capitol.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a Utah man was charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

John Earle Sullivan was charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of interfering with law enforcement engaged in the lawful performance of their official duties incident to and during the commission of civil disorder. The defendant was arrested today in Utah.

The Complaint alleges that during the events at the U.S. Capitol, Sullivan, wearing a ballistics vest and gas mask, entered the U.S. Capitol through a window that had been broken out, pushing past U.S. Capitol Police once inside. The Complaint also alleges that Sullivan admits to filming and being depicted in video footage that shows him present, outside of the Speaker’s Lobby within the U.S. Capitol, at the shooting of a woman by a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Salt Lake City and Washington Field Offices, the U.S. Capitol Police Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Salt Lake City and Washington Field Offices, the U.S. Capitol Police Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department. Valuable assistance was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/utah-man-charged-federal-court-following-events-united-states-capitol

The United States Department of Justice also announced today that a retired Pennsylvania firefighter was charged yesterday and arrested today in Pennsylvania in connection with the riots at the United States Capitol.

According to the United States Department of Justice, a retired Pennsylvania firefighter was charged yesterday and arrested today in Pennsylvania in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Robert Sanford, 55, of Boothwyn, PA, was charged by criminal complaint with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly or disruptive conduct on capitol grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers while engaged in the performance of official duties.

It is alleged that during the events at the U.S. Capitol, Sanford struck three U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officers with a fire extinguisher. A video, recorded by an individual who was present in the crowd, captures when a man throws what appears to be a fire extinguisher at a group of USCP officers protecting the lower west terrace of the Capitol.

The fire extinguisher struck one officer, who was wearing a helmet, in the head; then, the fire extinguisher ricochets striking a second officer, who was not wearing a helmet, in the head; and ricochets a third time and strikes a third officer, wearing a helmet, in the head. After throwing the fire extinguisher at USCP, Sanford leaves the area in the opposite direction. Federal authorities were able to identify Sanford, after receiving a tip on January 12.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the United States Capitol Police.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/retired-pennsylvania-fire-fighter-arrested-and-criminally-charged-actions-us-capitol

The United States Department of Justice also announced today that two individuals were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the United States Capitol.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Kevin Seefried and Hunter Seefried were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Kevin Seefried and Hunter Seefried each were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of depredation of government property. Both defendants were taken into custody in Delaware today. It is alleged that during the events at the U.S. Capitol, Kevin Seefried and Hunter Seefried entered the Senate Building through a broken window and, shortly thereafter, Kevin Seefried was photographed holding a Confederate Battle flag inside the Capitol Building.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The cases are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the U.S. Capitol Police Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department. Valuable assistance was provided by Assistant United States Attorney Adrienne Dedjinou of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two-delaware-men-charged-federal-court-following-events-united-states-capitol

*** Latest Information as of Wednesday, January 13th, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice has announced today that seven individuals have been charged in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with crimes committed at the United States Capitol last Wednesday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, seven individuals have been charged in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

The defendants and charges are outlined below:

  • Robert Keith Packer was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Packer was arrested today in Virginia.
  • Nicholas Rodean was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without law authority; one count of knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on capitol grounds; and one count of and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the capitol buildings. Rodean was arrested today in Washington, D.C.
  • Aaron Mostofsky, was charged with one felony count of theft of government property. He was arrested in New York City yesterday.
  • William Pepe was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without law authority. Pepe was arrested yesterday in New York.
  • Andrew Williams was charged with one count of unlawful entry of a restricted building and one count of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Williams was arrested in Florida yesterday.
  • Josiah Colt, of Meridian, Idaho, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Colt was arrested yesterday in Idaho.
  • Kevin Loftus was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without law authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Loftus was arrested yesterday in Wisconsin.

In addition, three defendants previously charged by criminal complaint have been indicted in federal court in the District of Columbia:

  • Lonnie Coffman
  • Jacob Chansley
  • Mark Leffingwell

Defendant, Richard Barnett, who was arrested on Jan. 8, 2021, was charged in an amended complaint yesterday with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without law authority; one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds; and one count of theft of public money, property, or records.

Additional complaints have been submitted in federal court and investigations are ongoing. As previously reported, approximately 40 individuals were arrested and charged in Superior Court with offenses including, but not limited to, unlawful entry, curfew violations, and firearms-related crimes.

The cases are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the U.S. Capitol Police Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department. Valuable assistance was provided by: the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York; the FBI’s New York Field Office; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin; the FBI’s Milwaukee Field Office; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida; the FBI’s Tampa Field Office; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho; the FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia; the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland; and the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/seven-charged-federal-court-following-events-united-capitol

The United States Department of Justice has also announced today that two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the United States Capitol last Wednesday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Both defendants were arrested on January 13, 2021, in Virginia. It is alleged that during the events at the U.S. Capitol, Fracker and Robertson were photographed in the Capitol building making an obscene gesture in front of the John Stark statue.

On social media, Robertson is quoted as saying, “CNN and the Left are just mad because we actually attacked the government who is the problem and not some random small business … The right IN ONE DAY took the f***** U.S. Capitol. Keep poking us.” He also stated that he was “proud” of the photo on an Instagram post that was shared to Facebook, because he was “willing to put skin in the game.” On Facebook, Fracker posted a comment that read, “Lol to anyone who’s possibly concerned about the picture of me going around… Sorry I hate freedom? …Not like I did anything illegal…y’all do what you feel you need to.” The post has since been deleted.

These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the United States Capitol Police.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two-duty-virginia-police-officers-charged-federal-court-following-events-us-capitol

Meanwhile, hundreds of national guard members continue to protect the United States Capitol building, one week after it was storming by a riot mob of pro-Trump extremists.

Reports of over 10,000 members of the national guard have been deployed to Washington D.C. as the FBI warned far-right groups were continuing to threaten plots before Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States of America schedule to be held on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

General Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, has said the guard plans to have up to 10,000 troops present, with the possibility of an additional increase of up to 15,000 in D.C. to meet current and future requests for the inauguration.

National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to the National Capital Region to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. I joined Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead; CSM John Sampa, command sergeant major of the Army Guard; and Air Force CMSgt. Maurice Williams, command chief master sergeant of the Air Guard to visit with our troops on duty on Capitol Hill & at the D.C. Armory last night,” General Daniel Hokanson said via Twitter.

According to Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman, there will be no public access to the United States Capitol grounds during the inauguration.

Chief Yogananda Pittman said the Capitol Police are engaged with law enforcement partners on the federal, state and local levels on security for Inauguration Day.

We have comprehensive, coordinated plans in place to ensure the safety and security of the congressional community and the upcoming presidential inauguration,” said Chief Yogananda Pittman.

According to the National Park Service, the Washington Monument is also closed to tours due to “credible threats to visitors and park resources” surrounding Biden’s inauguration.

The Washington Monument will remain closed through Sunday, January 24th, 2021.

The National Park Service says that it might also temporarily block public access to roadways, parking areas and restrooms on the National Mall “if conditions warrant, to protect public safety and park resources.”

United States President Donald Trump granted a State of Emergency for Washington, D.C., from Monday through Sunday, January 24th, 2021 after Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser requested the declaration.

Federal assistance is also being provided to supplement the city’s response efforts during Inauguration Day.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also asked the Department of the Interior to cancel or deny permits for demonstrations through Sunday, January 24th, 2021 as well as asked the United States Department of Justice to provide daily intelligence and threat briefings to Washington, D.C. authorities.

Authorities in states across America are also preparing for any problems related to Joe Biden’s inauguration, including stepping up security as state capitol buildings and setting up barricades.

Travelers who are planning to board flights to Washington, D.C., ahead of the inauguration will not be allowed to check firearms on several airlines.

Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines has recently announced that they will not be allowed passengers traveling to Washington, D.C. to check firearms on their flights, only law enforcement officials and active duty military traveling on orders would be exempt from the ban.

All major airlines stepped up security precautions on flights leaving Washington D.C. last weekend after the storming of the United States Capitol and incidents on Washington, D.C.-bound flights leading up to it.

In addition to banning firearms, Seattle-based Alaska said it also plans to reduce the number of tickets sold on flights to and from the D.C. metro area to support law enforcement calls to avoid travel to the area. It will require all passengers on flights to and from metro D.C. to remain in their seats for an hour after takeoff and during landing.

*** Latest Information as of Monday, January 11th, 2021: ***

The United States Department of Justice said that as of Friday, thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

In addition to those who have been charged, additional complaints have been submitted and investigations are ongoing.

The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest institutions. My Office, along with our law enforcement partners at all levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol. We are resolute in our commitment to holding accountable anyone responsible for these disgraceful criminal acts, and to anyone who might be considering engaging in or inciting violence in the coming weeks – know this: you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin.

ATF is committed to the rule of law and the protection of all citizens’ Constitutional rights. We continue to support our law enforcement partners to ensure those who violated the law during the events at the Capitol this week are brought to justice. ATF has dedicated all appropriate resources to complete these investigations as soon as possible,” said Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Deputy Director Regina Lombardo.

Today’s charges are just the beginning of the FBI’s ongoing efforts to hold those responsible for the criminal acts of violence and destruction that unfolded during the U.S. Capitol building breach on January 6th. To be clear, what took place that day was not First Amendment-protected activity, but rather an affront on our democracy. The FBI, along with our local, state and federal partners, is committed to ensuring that justice is served. We will continue to aggressively investigate each and every individual who chose to ignore the law and instead incite violence, destroy property, and injure others,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Deputy U.S. Marshals responded to support U.S. Capitol Police after the incursion into the Capitol building. Our deputies helped to clear the building and escorted members of Congress back to the main chamber for official business. US Marshals will now bring to bear our fugitive investigations expertise to ensure that individuals charged in federal warrants are brought to face justice. Respect for the rule of law is a foundational principle for our democracy and the freedoms that it provides. Unlawful acts will not go unpunished,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Donald Washington.

The events that happened at and around the United States Capitol were unconscionable, and those responsible will be held accountable for their attempts to thwart Democracy. While these charges represent a positive step, there is still work to be done. Our collective intentions are to work diligently to identify all of the persons responsible for the insurrection at our U.S. Capitol,” said Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police Robert J. Contee III.

The United States Department of Justice has release publicly the following identities of those who have been arrested and charged in the storming of the United States Capitol incident last Wednesday.

  • Jacob Anthony Chansley (Jake Angeli), Adam Johnson and Derrick Evans:

Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, of Arizona, who was photographed standing shirtless inside the United States Senate chamber, wearing a horned hat with a painted face during the storming of the United States Capitol, was taken into custody on Saturday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Jacob Anthony Chansley was “charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”

The United States Department of Justice said, “It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants. This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade.

Adam Johnson, the man photographed smiling and waving while carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the storming of the United States Capitol, was arrested Friday night.

According to the United States Department of Justice, 36 year old Adam Johnson of Florida was “charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The United States Department of Justice said, “It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson illegally entered the United States Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House’s lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building. A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern.

Derrick Evans, who live streamed himself during the storming of the United States Capitol, was taken into custody Friday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, 35 year old Derrick Evans of West Virginia was “charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds.

The United States Department of Justice said, “It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Evans, a recently elected member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, streamed live to his Facebook page a video of himself joining and encouraging a crowd unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol. In the video, Evans is allegedly seen crossing the threshold of the doorway into the U.S. Capitol and shouting, “We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”

These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the United States Capitol Police.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/three-men-charged-connection-events-us-capitol

Derrick Evans, an elected Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has recently announced that he has resigned from the West Virginia House of Delegates.

In a statement, Derrick Evans said, “The past few days have certainly been a difficult time for my family, colleagues and myself, so I feel it’s best at this point to resign my seat in the House and focus on my personal situation and those I love…I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians. I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from the state Legislature, so my colleagues can get to work in earnest building a brighter future for our state. And more importantly, I hope it helps to begin the healing process, so we can all move forward and come together as ‘One Nation, Under God.’”

  • Richard Barnett:

Richard Barnett, the man who was photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office following the storming of the United States Capitol, was arrested on Friday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, 60 year old Richard Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas was “arrested today in Bentonville, Arkansas on multiple criminal charges related to his alleged unlawful activities earlier this week at the U.S. Capitol Building where he was photographed with his feet up on a desk in the Speaker of the House of Representatives’ office.”

Richard Barnett is in custody is expected to make his initial appearance Tuesday at 3pm (via zoom) in federal court in Fayetteville, and will ultimately be extradited to Washington, D.C.

The shocking images of Mr. Barnett with his boots up on a desk in the Speaker of the House’s office on Wednesday was repulsive. Those who are proven to have committed criminal acts during the storming of the Capitol will face justice,” said Jeffrey A. Rosen, Acting Attorney General of the United States.

According to court documents, “U.S. Capitol Police learned that an individual had entered the restricted office area of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and was photographed with his feet propped up on furniture. Those photos were circulated on numerous news media platforms which identified the individual as Barnett. A search of law enforcement databases confirmed that the individual in the news photographs did in fact appear to be Barnett.

This case is just one in a number that demonstrate the brazen acts that were committed at the Capitol on Wednesday. My Office is committed to prosecuting all individuals who participated in these abhorrent acts to the fullest extent of the law,” said Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

The U.S. Capitol is one of the most iconic buildings in our country and a symbol of the Constitution and people we have sworn to protect, and its destruction will not be tolerated. This arrest demonstrates to all individuals involved in January 6 incursion into the U.S. Capitol that the FBI will find you and hold you accountable for your crimes, no matter your location. We thank the FBI Little Rock Field Office for their quick assistance in bringing this perpetrator to justice,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office.

Richard Barnett is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and theft of public money, property, or records.

If convicted, Richard Barnett faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.

A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with the assistance of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and the FBI’s Little Rock Field Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole McClain of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is prosecuting the case.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/man-arrested-illegally-entering-office-speaker-house

  • Eric Gavelek Munchel and Larry Rendell Brock:

Eric Gavelek Munchel, seen masked and carrying zip ties inside the Senate chamber, was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, 30 year old Eric Gavelek Munchel was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The United States Department of Justice said, “It is alleged that Munchel was inside of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Photos depicting his presence show a person who appears to be Munchel carrying plastic restraints, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward, ostensibly to record events that day.”

Larry Rendell Brock, seen at the Capitol wearing tactical gear and carrying similar restraints, was arrested in Texas on Sunday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Larry Rendell Brock was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The United States Department of Justice said, “It is alleged that Brock was identified as one of the individuals who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol wearing a green helmet, green tactical vest with patches, black and camo jacket, and beige pants holding a white flex cuff, which is used by law enforcement to restrain and/or detain subjects.”

These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

These cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the FBI’s Dallas Field Office, the FBI’s Memphis Field Office and the United States Capitol Police.

According to the Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/two-men-charged-connection-events-us-capitol

  • Cleveland Meredith:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Cleveland Meredith was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with making interstate threats to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Lonnie Coffman:

Lonnie Coffman was arrested, was being held and detention hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2021.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Lonnie Coffman of Alabama was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021 with possession of an unregistered firearm (destructive device) and carrying a pistol without a license.

The United States Department of Justice said, “It is alleged that Coffman’s vehicle contained 11 explosive devices known as Molotov cocktails and firearms. It is further alleged he was in possession of two firearms.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Mark Leffingwell:

Mark Leffingwell was being held and had a detention hearing in district court on Friday.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Mark Leffingwell was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; assault on a federal law enforcement officer; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”

The United States Department of Justice said, “Leffingwell allegedly entered the Senate side of the Capitol and when stopped by law enforcement, struck an officer in the helmet and chest.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Christopher Alberts:

Christopher Alberts appeared in district court, was released and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 28, 2021.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Christopher Alberts of Maryland was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with carrying or having readily accessible, on the grounds of the United States Capitol Building, a firearm and ammunition. Specifically a Taurus G2C, 9mm handgun and 9mm caliber ammunition.”

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Joshua Pruitt:

Joshua Pruitt appeared in district court, was released and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 28, 2021.

According to the United States Department of Justice, Joshua Pruitt was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.”

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Matthew Council:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Matthew Council of Florida was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The United States Department of Justice said, “Council allegedly unlawfully entered the Capitol building, and when stopped by law enforcement, he pushed the officer.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Cindy Fitchett:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Cindy Fitchett of Virginia was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Michael Curzio:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Michael Curzio of Florida was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Douglas Sweet:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Douglas Sweet of Florida was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Bradley Ruskelas:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Bradley Ruskelas of Illinois was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Terry Brown:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Terry Brown of Pennsylvania was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

  • Thomas Gallagher:

According to the United States Department of Justice, Thomas Gallagher was “charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The case are being prosecuted by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and are being investigated jointly by the FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; U.S. Capitol Police Department; and the Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the United States Department of Justice, the information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

*** United States Department of Justice News Release: ***

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/thirteen-charged-federal-court-following-riot-united-states-capitol

At around 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, hundreds of United States President Donald Trump supporters gathered in front and on the side of the United States Capitol following a large “Save America March” morning rally was held at the Ellipse where United States President Donald Trump spoke to his supporters, declaring he would “never concede” the election, criticizing the media and calling for Pence to overturn the election results.

As the crowd of people, with many waving flags ranging from “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and Trump flags, to the American flags and QAnon flags; and carried signs that read ‘Stop the Steal!’ at the rally dubbed the ‘Save America March,’ stood outside the steps of the United States Capitol, a mob of pro-Trump extremists began to clash with police officers, and pushed through barriers along the perimeter of the United States Capitol and sprayed police officers with chemical agents or hitting them with lead pipes.

Both chambers at the United States Capitol abruptly recessed and went into lock down as the mob were captured on cameras behaving like rioters; swarmed towards the news media, chased out reporters and destroyed equipment outside the United States Capitol; clashing with officers on the steps of the United States Capitol; climbing walls and breaking through doors of the entering the United States Capitol; and trashing and breaking stuff inside offices and stealing items from offices inside the United States Capitol.

At around 3:00 p.m. ET, the District of Columbia’s National Guard were called to help restore control. and

The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia confirmed that 6 firearms were recovered and 2 pipe bombs were recovered during the storming of the United States Capitol.

The storming of the United States Capitol left five people dead, including 40 years old Brian D. Sicknick who was a 15-year veteran of the force who joined the United States Capitol Police in July 2008 and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit, as well as a woman who was shot inside the the United States Capitol, and two men in their 50’s and a woman in her 30’s who died in separate medical emergencies.

According to District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee, at least 56 officers were injured, describing “a lot of valiant fighting” to perform their duties despite facing tear gas and other hazards.

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said one officer was “snatched into a crowd,” where he was beaten and tazed repeatedly.

Not yet known if there were any injuries to the public, either from those participating in the storming or those who were catch up in all of the chaos either attending the earlier rally or who live, work or visiting the area during the storming.

Authorities say that more arrests are expected as investigators scrutinize photographs, videos and social media posts to identify the rioters who stormed the United States Capitol last Wednesday.

In addition, approximately 40 individuals have been arrested and charged in Superior Court with offenses including, but not limited to, unlawful entry, curfew violations, and firearms-related crimes.

The ATF and FBI continue to urge the public to report suspected use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest.

More information as well as all of the pictures and related Seeking Information posters can be found FBI website at: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence

Anyone with information can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.

The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol.

The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for help in identifying people involved in leaving pipe bombs in Washington, DC.

The FBI released a photo via social media of a person wearing a gray hooded jacket, black pants and black gloves, and carrying a large black item in his or her right hand. The agency did not state that the person in the photo is a suspect.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding the storming of the United States Capitol by riot mob of pro-Trump extremists.

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