A U.S. Capitol Police officer is dead and another is hospitalized with injuries after an apparent attack Friday at a Capitol checkpoint. A man was said to have rammed his car into the officers and lunged at them with a knife before he was subdued, police said. Noah Green, 25, died after being taken into custody.
Authorities have connected at least 52 alleged rioters to extremist groups, including the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, Texas Freedom Force and the conspiracy ideology QAnon. Some of the rioters may have sought to harm or assassinate lawmakers, according to court documents
Officials say Johnny Harris, 45, admitted to entering the Capitol building with a megaphone and flag during a discussion with federal agents on Jan. 19. He also stated that he recorded videos of his actions with two devices, a GoPro and his cell phone. A special agent interviewed two witnesses who identified Harris.
George Pierre Tanios, 39, of West Virginia, and Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania are accused of spraying a Sicknick and other police officers during the violent attack. Khater called what was in the cannister "bear sh*t," according to court records, but the Justice Department on Monday said the spray is unknown.
William Robert Norwood III, 37, faces four charges related to the insurrection, including theft of government property for allegedly stealing an officer’s helmet and tactical vest, which FBI agents said were later found in a storage trailer in Greenville.
Stephen Maury Baker was taken into custody and had his initial court appearance on Monday, according to the FBI. Baker becomes the third man from the Carolinas charged in connection to the riots. Christopher Raphael Spencer of Pilot Mountain, N.C. was taken into custody without incident by special agents two weeks ago.
Protesters in Washington DC breached the U.S. Capitol building today and disrupted legislative proceedings that were in progress. One person was reportedly shot during the chaos. WBT’s Mark Garrison was able to connect by phone with North Carolina Congressman Dan Bishop from the ‘safe location’ he was evacuated to with other members of the […]