Man Who Carried Confederate Flag Into US Capitol Arrested


A man pictured carrying the Confederate flag into the US Capitol has been arrested.

Kevin Seefried was detained January 14 in Delaware for unlawful entry into the government premises.

Police first urged the public for help in identifying Seefried, after photographs emerged of him waving the controversial flag. He joins a host of other rioters who have been arrested after storming the Capitol building on January 6. 

According to The New York Times, the FBI has obtained 126,000 photographic and video tips as of earlier this week.

Adam Johnson, the man photographed stealing Nancy Pelosi’s lectern, was also arrested after he was identified from images. 

The 36-year-old has since been released from custody after signing a $25,000 signature bond. He was released from prison on Monday, January 11.

As of Tuesday, January 12, it was reported that more than 70 people had been arrested in relation to last week’s riot. Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said this number could end up in the hundreds.

It was also revealed earlier this week the FBI were pursuing at least 150 suspects in a nationwide manhunt.

Sherwin added that prosecutors are looking at charging some rioters with sedition and conspiracy.
Two police officers were arrested yesterday, January 13, in connection to the riot. Thomas Robertson and Jacob Fracker have been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building without lawful authority, as well as disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

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