U.S. Capitol Attack Situation Report #21
· This week marks two years since the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol:
o The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and law enforcement partners across the nation remains committed to identifying, investigating, and prosecuting those responsible for the attack.
o The FBI has identified and arrested more than 950 individuals who took part in the attack. Nearly 200 of these individuals were arrested for assaulting law enforcement officers.
o Tips from the public have been instrumental in identifying many of these suspects. The FBI continues to ask the public to identify people depicted in the photos and videos at http://fbi.gov/capitolviolence Tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-225-5324 or online.
· The reward for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of pipe bombs in Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2021, has been increased to $500,000. Details are available here.
· Oath Keepers Trial:
o On November 29th, Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, and Kelly Meggs, the leader of the Florida chapter of the organization, were found guilty of seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol.
o Three additional defendants, who were leaders and associates of the organization (Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins, and Thomas Caldwell) were found guilty of related felony charges.
· Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Capitol Violence Website
· Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Twitter Page
· FBI Washington Office Twitter Page
· FBI Washington Field Office Marks Second Anniversary of January 6 Violence at the U.S. Capitol
· Leader of Oath Keepers and Oath Keepers Member Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy and Other Charges Related to U.S. Capitol Breach