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US Capitol: Police Arrest Man Who Sat On House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi’s Desk

US Capitol: Police Arrest Man Who Sat On House Speaker,
Nancy Pelosi’s Desk


(CNN)The man photographed sitting at House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi’s desk during Wednesday’s riots in the US
Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal
counts, including theft of public property, federal officials
said Friday.


Federal officials said Richard Barnett of Arkansas was
taken into custody Friday morning in Little Rock.


Barnett was charged with knowingly entering and remaining
in restricted building grounds without authority, violent entry
and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds as well as the
theft of public property, officials said.


A resident of Alabama was also charged in connection with
the pipe bomb found on the south side of the Capitol
building. Eleven Molotov cocktails and military-style weapon
were found in his pickup truck, officials said.


“Just because you’ve left the DC region you can still expect
a knock on the door if we find out you were part of the
criminal activity at the Capitol,” said Steven D’Antuono,
assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field
office.


“The FBI is not sparing any resources in this investigation,”
he said.


It was not immediately clear whether Barnett has an
attorney.


Barnett is in FBI custody, the Benton County, Arkansas,
sheriff’s office public information officer Lt. Shannon
Jenkins confirmed to leakers.ng


“He is in the custody of the FBI. He did not get booked into
our facility.

He was transported to another facility and in the
custody of the FBI,” she said in an email.

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