Over 20 arrests in NJ in January 6 attack
A year after the attack on the United States Capitol, more than 700 people have been arrested in connection with the violent violation, including more than 20 New Jersey-related arrests.
According to a May 2021 estimate by the Capitol Architect, approximately $ 1.5 million in damage was caused to the United States Capitol building in the attack that disrupted a joint session of the United States Congress.
More than 225 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting or preventing officers or employees, including more than 75 people who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious injury to a agent.
Scott Fairlamb of Sussex County was the first person convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer in the January 6 uprising in November.
The MMA veteran who became a gym owner was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison. Prosecutors said he incited and emboldened other rioters around him with his violent actions.
A resident of Pennsylvania, formerly of New Jersey, was among two arrests made in March in the deadly assault on U.S. Capitol officer Brian Sicknick, originally from South River.
Federal agents arrested Julian Elie Khater, 32, of State College, as he got off a plane at Newark Airport. George Pierre Tanios, 39, was arrested in West Virginia, although both men grew up in New Jersey, according to a federal affidavit.
About 140 police officers were assaulted on January 6, including about 80 officers from the United States Capitol and about 60 from the Metropolitan Police Department.
Of those arrested so far, 640 have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or land – more than 75 of them have also been charged with entering a restricted area with a dangerous or lethal weapon.
Among the most recent arrests in New Jersey were Marcos Panayiotou, a Marine reservist in Wrightstown, and Michael Oliveras, from Lindenwold.
Michael Gianos was arrested in the Marlton neighborhood of Evesham on December 1. He and Rachel Myers, a resident of Philadelphia, have both been found in connection with another New Jersey insurgency suspect, Lawrence Stackhouse of Blackwood, through cellphone recordings and CCTV footage from January 1. 6.
The FBI continues to seek the public’s help in identifying more than 350 people suspected of committing acts of violence on the Capitol grounds, including more than 250 who assaulted police officers.
Federal agents shared 16 videos suspects wanted for violent assaults on federal agents and a video of two suspects wanted for assaulting members of the media on January 6, 2021 – and is asking the public for help in identifying them.
The following people have been arrested in New Jersey for their participation in the violent insurgency on the United States Capitol.
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