The man who posed sitting in the office of the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as well as a legislator from Virginia Occidental would be among those arrested on charges related to the siege of the Capitolfederal officials announced Friday, according to The New York Times.
Authorities also found 11 Molotov cocktails and a semiautomatic rifle in the truck of a 70-year-old Alabama man who was also arrested, according to prosecutors. He also had two pistols.
Hundreds of prosecutors and FBI agents have been assigned to work on the investigation and were investigating dozens of cases, Ken Kohl, a prosecutor for the US attorney’s office in Washington, said in a briefing with reporters.
“We are far from done,” added Steven M. D’Antuono, who heads the FBI’s local Washington office.
ELECTED LEGISLATOR, ARRESTED
According to the newspaper, federal law enforcement officials have charged at least five people, they said. Washington police have also arrested dozens, mostly on charges of trespassing and curfew violations.
Among the defendants was Derrick Evans, a newly elected legislator from West Virginia. Evans posted a video on his Facebook page of him filming while standing in the crowd outside a door of the Capitol and then running in with them.
Another man, Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Ark., Was taken into custody and faces three charges. He had posted a photo on social media that showed him sitting at Ms. Pelosi’s desk with his feet up and said he expected to be arrested.