Man Seen Holding Lectern Arrested in Florida During Capitol Riot
Around 9 p.m., Adam Johnson was booked into Pinellas County Jail. A warrant from the United States on Friday Office of Marshal
What To Know
- About 9 p.m., 36-year old Adam Johnson was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. A warrant from the United States on Friday Office of Marshal
- A photograph from the riot on Wednesday showed a man suspected to be Johnson holding the lectern allegedly belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- In Manatee County, Johnson is a registered voter identified as having no party affiliation
During Wednesday's riot, a Florida man captured on video carrying a lectern through the United States Capitol was arrested.
NBC affiliate WFLA-TV announced that about 9 p.m., 36-year-old Adam Johnson was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. A warrant from the United States on Friday Office of the Marshal.
Located in nearby Manatee County, Johnson lives in Parrish and is married to a local doctor and has five children.
A photograph taken from the riot on Wednesday showed a man who was assumed to be Johnson holding the lectern allegedly belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
For a minute, I felt a little disconnected. It was almost as if it were unreal. I mean, it's been surreal. I was not surprised, but I was shocked,' said Allan Mestel, a family acquaintance, at the station.
In Manatee County, Johnson is a registered voter, identified as not affiliated to a party. In both 2004 and 2020, he voted in the presidential elections.
At least three other Florida men have been charged in the tumultuous breach of the U.S. with illegal entry. Capitol by a mob with President Donald Trump's encouragement.
The U.S. Capitol Police say the unauthorized entry charges are faced by St. Augustine's John Anderson, Summerfield's Michael Curzio and Riverview's Matthew Council. On Thursday, it was not immediately clear if they were incarcerated or whether they had attorneys to defend them.
Furthermore, authorities say a Florida firefighter was put on leave after images emerged of him engaging in the violent incident on Wednesday