Stars and Stripes stripes.com 13 Jan, 2021 22:15 am

Two Virginia police officers, man in 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt arrested over Capitol riot

Two Virginia police officers, man in 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt arrested over Capitol riot
A man photographed wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt during the U.S. Capitol riot last week was arrested Wednesday in Virginia, authorities said.

Five people died during the siege, including a Capitol police officer, a woman shot by police and three people who had medical emergencies.Capitol Police special agent and unsealed Wednesday said Robertson and Fracker were photographed in the Capitol Building “making an obscene statement” in front of a statute of John Stark, an American Revolutionary War officer from New Hampshire famous for writing the state's “Live Free or Die” motto.” The statement cites comments Robertson made to news outlets in which he said he broke no laws, did not know about the violence and that he had been escorted into the building by the Capitol Police.” Capitol police ordered the crowd to leave, and the crowd responded by shouting and cursing at the officers, the complaint states.

Police said Sweet and the five others “were positioned towards the front of the crowd, close to the Capitol police officers who were responding.Capitol building last week following a rally the president held to repeat baseless election grievances.

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