- Florida Man steals lectern of the Speaker Of The House during the storming of US Capitol
- The man captured on camera while stealing the lectern, without the mask, has been identified as Adam Johnson
- After being identified in the footage, Adam Johnson has been arrested on Wednesday by police in Pinellas Country, Florida
- Adam Johnson and his wife Dr Suzanne Johnson at Davita Medical in Palmetto, FL. They live in Bradenton Florida
Adam Johnson, full name: Adam Christian Johnson, who is suspected to be the man photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 20201, was arrested in Pinellas Country, Florida, at the request of the Department of Justice. Dozens of others have been arrested or charged in connection with insurrection.
According to details, 36-year-old Adam Johnson, of Florida, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the United States Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Johnson, 36, was booked into the Pinellas County jail on Friday night.
It is alleged that on Jan. 6, Johnson illegally entered the US Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House’s lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building, the attorney’s office said.
After a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, Adam’s photograph began circulating n social media and FBI was seeking to identify the individuals instigating violence in Washington D.C.
“The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. We are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, visit https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH.” FBI said in a statement on Twitter.
Responding to FBI’s request, many people shared the photo of Florida man on social media and asked their fellow citizens to identify the Florida man (Adam Christian Johnson).
“Here. Look for this guy. Send out their pictures across the world with WANTED signs. You have a million images. POST THEM and mark them WANTED!” A Twitter user @ShaunRas31 said in a tweet while attaching the photo of Adam Christian Johnson.
Within few hours, many people came up with identification and and details of Florida man.
“He’s Adam Johnson and his wife is Dr. Suzanne Johnson at Davita Medical in Palmetto, FL. He deleted his Facebook so he knows he messed up. They live in Bradenton Florida.” LibbyLive said in a tweet.
At least 5 people were killed in the Capitol riot. Here’s what we know about them.
A federal murder probe has now been opened to investigate the officer’s death.
Four other people died Wednesday during the stunning attack at the heart of American democracy as mob members vandalized the building and assaulted police officers. One woman was fatally shot by police and three people died of apparent medical emergencies.
Here’s what we know about the people who died:
- Officer dies after being injured: Capitol Police released a statement saying Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away Thursday night “due to injuries sustained while on-duty.” Officer Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with the rioters and collapsed after returning to his division office. “He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the Capitol Police statement said. Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.
- Air Force veteran fatally shot by police: A woman was fatally shot by a US Capitol Police employee as the mob tried to force its way toward the House Chamber where members of Congress were sheltering, US Capitol Police said in a statement. The woman was given medical assistance immediately and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities identified her as Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old from Huntington, Maryland.
- Three others died of “medical emergencies:” Three other people who had come from out of state died of “medical emergencies” during the riot, police said. “One adult female and two adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies, which resulted in their deaths,” DC Police Chief Robert Contee said. “Any loss of life in the District is tragic and our thoughts are with anyone impacted by their loss.” Police identified them as Benjamin Phillips, 50, of Ringtown, Pennsylvania; Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Alabama; and Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia. The three were on the grounds of the Capitol when they experienced their medical emergencies, Contee said.