A lawmaker from West Virginia and a person who broke into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace and posed at her desk had been amongst these arrested on prices associated to the siege on the Capitol, federal regulation enforcement officers introduced on Friday as they promised an exhaustive investigation into the violence.
The authorities additionally discovered 11 Molotov cocktails and a semiautomatic rifle within the truck of a 70-year-old man from Alabama who was additionally arrested, in accordance with prosecutors. He additionally had two handguns.
A whole lot of prosecutors and F.B.I. brokers have been assigned to work the investigation and had been pursuing dozens of circumstances, Ken Kohl, a prosecutor within the U.S. lawyer’s workplace in Washington, mentioned in a briefing with reporters.
“We’re removed from accomplished,” added Steven M. D’Antuono, who runs the F.B.I.’s Washington area workplace.
Federal regulation enforcement officers have charged at the least 5 folks, they mentioned. Washington police have additionally arrested dozens, totally on prices of illegal entry and curfew violations.
Amongst these charged was Derrick Evans, a newly elected lawmaker from West Virginia, Mr. Kohl mentioned. Mr. Evans posted video to his Fb web page of him filming as he stood among the many crowd exterior a Capitol door after which speeding inside with them.
One other man, Richard Barnett, 60, from Gravette, Ark., was taken into custody and faces three counts. He had posted an image on social media that confirmed him sitting at Ms. Pelosi’s desk together with his ft up and mentioned he had anticipated to be arrested.
“I’ll in all probability be telling them that is what occurred all the best way to the D.C. jail,” Mr. Barnett told a New York Times reporter later that day.