Arkansas man beat police with flagpole

Washington (AP) – Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment And the collapse of the Capitol’s January 6 attack by Trump supporters (all times local):

8:10 PM

An Arkansas man hoisted the American flag during a riot in the US Capitol on the charge of beating a police officer last week.

In an arrest affidavit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, an FBI agent said that Peter Francis Stager is shown in the video and in the photos showing a police officer repeatedly hitting him with a flag when the rioters hit the officer Pulled down the stairs of the Capitol.

The affidavit states that confidential informants identified Stagger in the riot videos and photographs and vigilant officers who accused him of interfering with law enforcement officers during the civil disorder.

A spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in Little Rock, Arkansas confirmed that Stager was in custody on Thursday. No lawyer was listed for Stagger in court records.


Here’s what you need to know about and know about mass ever since. 6 Rioting in Capital:

President Donald Trump is facing a impeachment trial in the Senate that could begin on January 20, the day Democrat Joe Biden is inaugurated as America’s 46th president. On Wednesday, a week after encouraging crowds of loyalists to “fight like hell” against the election results, Trump was impeached and the Capitol became the target of a deadly siege. The FBI is warning that armed protests by violent Trump supporters are being held in capitals of all 50 states, as well as in Washington.

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What’s going on here?

6:55 PM

Prosecutors say an Alabama man who was photographed on the Senate floor during a riot in the US Capitol and who recorded an anonymous YouTube video a few days later about an angry mob.

Joshua Matthew Black of Leeds was arrested on Thursday and charged with entering a prohibited building and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

Black said in the video that “the crowd went crazy” when Congress moved forward with President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump and supposedly Vice President Mike Pence “turned on us and he turned the election over Stole it. ” Election officials, judges and Trump’s former attorney general, William Barr, have dismissed claims that the election results were fraudulent.

According to investigators, Black said on the recording: “We wanted to go inside the building. I wanted to go inside the building so that I could shed the blood of Jesus on it. That was my goal. “

It was not immediately clear whether Black had any lawyers.

Black said his cheek was pierced by a projectile during the riot while trying to help a law enforcement officer who was bitten by members of the crowd.


5:55 pm

A prosecutor says a retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that devastated the US Capitol had applied plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he meant “taking hostages.”

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Randall Brock Jr. appeared at a detention hearing in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday.

The 53-year-old is accused of intentionally entering or violently entering a restricted building or ground with no legal rights and disorderly conduct on Capitol Ground.

A judge said he would release Brock to domestic imprisonment.

Brock’s lawyer says there is no evidence that he did anything violent inside the Capitol.


4:10 pm

US officials say Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy has approved bringing 21,000 National Guard members to Washington, D.C., to aid in security around the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Army officials are grappling with requests for assistance from several law enforcement agencies, which will provide security around the city and the US Capitol. Officials said Thursday that in ongoing discussions with law enforcement, it has been determined that 21,000 guard members should be enough. Others said that requests for assistance at one point totaled 26,000, but officials said they were not formal, official requests.

Officials initially said that up to 15,000 would be needed, but law enforcement asked for more help to close the Capitol and the city. Officials also said that the total may still increase.

US officials were not authorized to discuss the security details publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

As of Thursday, Washington has about 7,000 guard members, with thousands more on the way.

– AP author Lolita C. Baldor


3 in the afternoon

Prosecutors say a Delaware man was photographed capturing the flag of a Confederate fight during a deadly riot in the US Capitol, he has been arrested after authorities used the image to help identify him.

Federal prosecutors say Kevin Seafried, who was seen carrying the flag, was arrested in Delaware along with his son Hunter Seafried. Prosecutors say the two barged into the Senate building through a broken window.

He was charged with unlawfully entering a prohibited building, violently entering and disorderly conduct on the Capitol Ground and erosion of government property.

Court documents state that the men were identified by the FBI after being told by a colleague of Hunter Seafred when he was bragging about living in the Capitol with his father.

No one answered the phone Thursday afternoon on the number listed for them.


At 2:15

A retired Pennsylvania firefighter has been arrested on suspicion of throwing a fire extinguisher that killed three police officers during a siege in the US Capitol.

Former Chester firefighter Robert Sanford was arrested on Thursday on charges of assaulting a police officer and unlawfully entering the Capitol.

The charges against Sanford are not related to a widely publicized attack on an officer who was hit and died with a fire extinguisher.

Sanford is appearing in federal court in Pennsylvania, but the case will be prosecuted in Washington.

Sanford could not be reached for Thursday’s comment, and it was unclear whether he had a lawyer.


1:55 PM

US officials say the number of National Guard troops in the nation’s capital has increased to about 26,000 to assist law enforcement with security for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.

Officials say guard members from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, are stationed in the city. Officials initially said that up to 20,000 would be needed, but the final number increased based on additional requests from law enforcement officers.

US officials were not authorized to discuss the security details publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

As of Thursday, Washington has about 7,000 guard members, with thousands more on the way. Officials say 3,000 to 4,000 of those guard members are armed.

Mission lengths may vary, but Defense Department officials were authorized to deploy guards for up to 30 days for the inauguration and surrounding protests.

Pentagon officials approved requests to equip some guard members with long guns or handguns, especially those guard members assigned to the US Capitol.

– AP author Lolita C. Baldor


11:30 am

Democratic rape. Adriano Espilat of New York says he has coronavirus. He is the latest House member to report a positive test as dozens of legislators created a ruckus together for safety during the January 6 rebellion in the US Capitol.

Espilat says he is not experiencing any symptoms, living at home and will continue his work, representing his Upper Manhattan district. He says that he has received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

At least three other House members tested positive after supporters of President Donald Trump created a ruckus in the Capitol and ransacked a safe spot on Capitol Hill.

It is not clear where and when lawbreakers caught the virus. But the attending physician at the Capitol told the members of the House that they were probably in contact with someone in the room who had the virus.


9:55 AM

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial may begin the following day at 1 pm on Wednesday as President-Elect Joe Biden is being sworn in. This is in accordance with the timing of the Senate process received by the Associated Press.

It is a likely event if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the impeachment article to the Senate soon.

Trump was impeached by the House on Wednesday on a single charge of inciting Trump to rebel following a deadly Capitol siege last week by a pro-Trump mob. Trump is the only president to be impeached twice.

Pelosi has not said when she will send the charge of impeachment to the Senate. Some Democrats have suggested holding back to allow Biden time to inaugurate and begin work on his priorities.

Biden suggested that the Senate may split its time between impeachment trials and confirm its cabinet nominees and work on COVID-19 relief and other issues.

– AP Congress correspondent Lisa Masakaro


At 12:10

Even though President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate will not last until he is out of office, it may have the effect of preventing him from running for the presidency again.

If the Senate were to be convicted, lawmakers could take a different vote on whether to disqualify Trump from assuming office in the future.

In the case of federal judges, who were impeached and removed from office, the Senate, after convicting the other person, has taken a second vote to determine whether the person should be held back from holding federal office. Yes or No.

Unlike the two-thirds required for sentencing, only a majority of senators would be required to ban from future office.


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