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DOJ announces charges against man carrying Pelosi’s podium and others in US Capitol riot

Federal prosecutors have charged three individuals in connection with Wednesday’s riot at the US Capitol, the Department of Justice announced Saturday, including a man seen on video carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern and another wearing a bearskin headdress.

Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida was arrested in the state Friday and booked into the Pinellas County Jail just days after he was allegedly caught on camera carrying the House speaker’s lectern, according to the release. 

He has been 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.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, who featured prominently on social media wearing horns, a fur pelt, face paint and brandishing a spear adorned with the U.S. flag, turned himself in to police, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, called the Washington office of the FBI on Thursday and voluntarily spoke to law enforcement, the DOJ said.

The FBI said it is still searching for more suspects in Wednesday’s incident, which left Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick and four others dead.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/us-capitol-riot-arrests/index.html

Source: https://abcnews.go.com/US/rioter-carrying-off-nancy-pelosis-lectern-viral-image/story?id=75149527

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/florida-man-photographed-carrying-speakers-150418126.html

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