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The sheer scope of the events of January 6th remain a major burden for federal law enforcement these days, as the FBI and other agencies continue to pore over thousands of hours of CCTV footage, social media posts, and live-streamed video content.
Four months and some change removed from the event, and the FBI has boasted to have arrested well over 400 individuals thus dar, but they have also identified nearly 300 more who they consider to be “the worst of the worst” in terms of the actions taken on that fateful day.
The entire operation is a feat of law enforcement, to say the very least, and there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that there’d be some shocking arrests made in the wake of this attempted insurrection.
But, even in our wildest dreams, we may not have seen this one coming.
An active-duty officer in the U.S. Marine Corps has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting police during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters.
Maj. Christopher Warnagiris was arrested Thursday in Virginia and charged with five counts, including assaulting or impeding an officer, obstruction and unlawful entry. Officials say he is believed to be the first active-duty military service member to be charged in connection with the Capitol insurrection.
According to an FBI document filed in federal court, security camera footage from the Capitol on Jan. 6 shows Warnagiris forcing his way through East Rotunda doors.
Warnagiris then allegedly tried to prevent U.S. Capitol Police officers from shutting the doors and at one point pushed an officer who was trying to secure the entrance.
Law enforcement officials who have been investigating the possibility that political extremism is rife within the military ranks have come up with some disturbing results in their thus-far brief probe, which only increases the cause for concern.
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