Smiling man shown carrying lectern during Capitol riot arrested in Florida
The Capitol rioter, identified as Adam Johnson, was arrested Friday night
A man depicted in a viral photo from the Washington D.C. riots has been identified and arrested in Florida, according to media reports.
Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida can be seen in a photograph smiling and carrying a lectern throughout the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday that is believed to belong to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, per the Miami Herald.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office booking records show that Johnson was arrested Friday night on a U.S. Marshall’s warrant, Newsweek reports.
Johnson is just one of the thousands of protestors who stormed the government complex, breaking windows, vandalizing and defacing government property, and breaching the Senate and House chambers.
Johnson is a married father of five.
One Twitter user called the man, wearing a Trump hat, out and identified his wife as a doctor. The tweet has not been verified.
“Dude got ID’d almost immediately,” wrote the user. “He’s Adam Johnson and his wife is Dr. Suzanne Johnson at Davita Medical in Palmetto, FL. Wild he thought he could just take this photo without ANY consequences. Also he deleted his Facebook so he knows he f— up.”
Twitter users are helping the FBI identify rioters who temporarily halted the certification of electoral votes that would officially make President-elect Joe Biden the lawfully elected president.
Despite the riot, Congress was able to certify the votes and confirm Biden later that night.
As previously reported by theGrio, President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in droves Wednesday afternoon as Congress gathered for a joint session to certify the Electoral College votes.
Trump has for months falsely declared that he won the 2020 election, calling for his supporters not to “show weakness” on Wednesday in Washington D.C. The protests quickly turned violent as rioters overturned barricades in front of the Capitol and physically attacked police officers.
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