Nearly a dozen ex-military members among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot
The arrests suggest a deeper level of far-right sympathizers, experts say.
ByOlivia Rubin andSoo Rin Kim
January 15, 2021, 6:35 PM
On Jan. 6, rioters coming from a pro-Trump rally broke into the U.S. Capitol, resulting in deaths...
Retired military servicemen are turning up in alarming numbers on wanted posters and in charging documents as federal agents continue their sweep of arrests tied to the deadly riot at the Capitol last week, a trend that has experts increasingly concerned about the dangerous allure of extremist and paramilitary groups.
So far at least nine of those arrested for participating in the riot have been confirmed to be former members of the U.S. military, ABC News has confirmed through court files, lawyer statements, and military records.
The actual number is likely higher. On Thursday, FBI Director Chris Wray said the bureau has made over 100 arrests in connection with the riot, with many more anticipated.https://abcnews.go.com/US/dozen-military-members-arrested-connection-capitol-riot/story?id=75278680