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Florida man, West Virginia elected official among those arrested for insurrection at Capitol building

A 36-year-old Florida man caught on photos carrying U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the Capitol Hill riot has been arrested.

Pinellas County jail records indicate Adam Johnson was picked up on a federal warrant Friday night.

Johnson is accused of one count of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, one count of theft of government property and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia.

Johnson was seen smiling while he held the lectern in a widely distributed Getty Images photo.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, of Arizona, was also arrested. He was seen entering the Capitol building dressed in horns a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint. He carried a spear, approximately 6-feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade, the news release states.

Also arrested is Derrick Evans, a recently elected member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, who streamed live via Facebook as he entered the U.S. Capitol, shouting, “We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”

Author: CBS NEWS
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