Capitol Riot Suspect Arrested Nearly Two Years Later

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Image Credit: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Almost two years post the infamous January 6 Capitol attack, federal authorities apprehended Gregory Mijares, a key player in the violent confrontations at the lower west terrace tunnel, an area which witnessed significant violence that day. Mijares, dubbed “Gas Hat” due to his noticeable gas mask headgear, was first identified by the online group “Sedition Hunters” in 2021. He was arrested in Crown Point, Indiana, this Friday, facing a felony civil disorder charge and two misdemeanors.

According to an FBI affidavit, Mijares admitted to traveling from Indiana to Washington D.C., and engaging in physical altercations with police officers on the Capitol grounds. Video evidence reveals that he was the initial rioter breaching the lower west terrace doors, a pivotal moment leading to considerable chaos and casualties, including the death of rioter Rosanne Boyland and severe injuries to several police officers. The apprehension comes after a detailed investigation.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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