US Capitol Arrests

A total of 68 people were arrested near the Capitol between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning, with more expected to be charged as authorities continue to identify and search suspects, police said.

Of those arrests, five were related to unlawful firearm possession and two were for other prohibited weapons including metal knuckles and blackjack-like weapons.

The majority of arrests were related to curfew violations and unlawful entry, with 48 arrests made on US Capitol grounds.

More than 50 Capitol and DC police were injured in the riot, including several who were hospitalized. 

A 27-year-old Maryland woman, identified as Jessica Reinke, was arrested and charged with defacing public property and assaulting a police officer, according to police arrest records.

And only one person has been arrested on felony charges so far. The suspect, identified as Joshua Pruitt, 39, of DC, is charged with felony rioting, as well as unlawful entry and curfew violation.

Pruitt is reported to have ties to The Proud Boys, a white supremacist group that has been present at Trump rallies across the country in the past. 

Christopher Alberts, from Maryland, was among the crowd of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building, an event which he called 'the beginning of a revolution.'

'The people that were here today are going to come back even more, and we're not coming back peacefully, and we're not coming back unarmed,' he told The Dispatch. 'America's long overdue for revolution.'

The 33-year-old was later arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license and possessing a firearm on Capitol Grounds, among other charges.

A list of arrests released by the police department Thursday did not include several suspects who have already been identified on social media, including 'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli or Richard 'Bigo' Barnett, who broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk leaving a threatening message.    

Dozens of those involved in the violent siege are yet to be identified and the FBI is now asking for help in hunting them down.

The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. We are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, visit.

— FBI (@FBI) January 7, 2021

It has tweeted they are “accepting tips & digital media depicting rioting & violence in the U.S. Capitol Building & surrounding area on January 6, 2021.”

“If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant,” the FBI added.




                                                                                                             

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