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Capitol Riot

The latest news on the investigations into the Jan. 6 riot and the trials of those accused of breaching the Capitol.


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Trump fan who assaulted officers with a hockey stick on Jan. 6 is sentenced to prison

The judge who will oversee Donald Trump's trial on charges he conspired to obstruct Congress and disenfranchise voters sentenced Michael Foy on Wednesday.
Michael Joseph Foy outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Michael Joseph Foy outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

First Jan. 6 rioter to breach the Capitol spent months regurgitating Trump's election lies

Jan. 6 defendant Michael Sparks, federal prosecutors say, believed lies about the 2020 election spread by deniers like Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell and the Trump campaign.
A Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at Mark Sparks as he enters the Capitol
A Capitol police officer shoots pepper spray at Mark Sparks as he enters the Capitol

School board member bragged of drinking Fireball and Coors Light in Capitol on Jan. 6, FBI says

Miles Adkins, a member of the Frederick County School Board in Virginia, was charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack after he was identified by online sleuths.

Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted police calls for 'accountability' for 2020 election lies

Brian Mock was turned in to the FBI by his own son. At his sentencing, he said he'd heard election lies "over and over again" in the lead-up to the Capitol attack.
Brian Mock.
Brian Mock.

Jan. 6 defendant arrested at Obama's home is hit with new felony charges

Online sleuths identified Taylor Taranto in 2021, but he was arrested only after he showed up near the former president's home with weapons in a van, prosecutors say.
Taylor Taranto, center, at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Taylor Taranto, center, at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Anti-vaccine protester arrested at NYC Burger King now charged with assaulting officers on Jan. 6

Mitchell Bosch, who had previously run for the New York City Council, yelled "hold the line!" as the mob fought with officers on Jan. 6, according to the FBI.
riot rioter
riot rioter

2020 'Lawyers for Trump' volunteer deemed competent to stand trial?on Jan. 6 charges

Kellye SoRelle, who was in touch with Andrew Giuliani and had her election conspiracy theory video shared by Eric Trump, was ordered released Friday pending trial.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, left, and Kellye SoRelle, in sunglasses, at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, left, and Kellye SoRelle, in sunglasses, at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

New Jan. 6 footage appears to show rioter firing a gun in the air during Capitol attack

John Emanuel Banuelos was previously identified by NBC News as a Jan. 6 rioter who told police he had a weapon that day. New footage appears to show him firing it.
Washington DC, USA. 06th Jan, 2021. (NEW) US Capitol on lockdown as Trump Supporters protest against electoral result . January 6, 2021, Washington DC, Maryland, USA: Many Trump supporters are protesting against electoral result as Congressmen and Senator
Washington DC, USA. 06th Jan, 2021. (NEW) US Capitol on lockdown as Trump Supporters protest against electoral result . January 6, 2021, Washington DC, Maryland, USA: Many Trump supporters are protesting against electoral result as Congressmen and Senator

Amazon, eBay purchases helped link Proud Boy to Jan. 6 assault on officers, FBI says

Aaron Sauer, a New York Proud Boy known as "Roni," assaulted officers with pepper spray during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and helped destroy a fence, authorities say.
Aaron Sauer, in black baseball cap and a blue and white face covering, holds pepper spray during the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021.
Aaron Sauer, in black baseball cap and a blue and white face covering, holds pepper spray during the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021.

State Department diplomatic security officer arrested on Jan. 6 charges

Kevin Alstrup, the FBI said, was “familiar with providing security and protection for high-ranking government officials or sensitive locations, like embassies.”
Kevin Alstrup at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Kevin Alstrup at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Ex-Boston K-9 officer admits assaulting Capitol Police officer with chair on Jan. 6

Joseph Fisher was identified with the help of online sleuths who have aided the FBI in hundreds of cases against Capitol rioters.
Joseph Fisher smokes a cigarette outside the Capitol.
Joseph Fisher smokes a cigarette outside the Capitol.
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