The FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint, has arrested Kevin Seefried, seen holding a Confederate flag inside Capitol Hill.
The FBI’s attempts to get the public to help them identify riot perpetrators were based on Seefried. The complaint describes him as the man seen in the photographs, widely circulated online, during the January 6 siege bearing a huge Confederate flag inside the US Capitol.
ARRESTED: Man who stormed the Capitol and then walked around inside of it with a Confederate flag
Name: Kevin Seefried
Lives in: Delaware
His son Hunter was with him.
Hunter has also been arrested.
Father & son will appear in federal court, today. https://t.co/dwLXsymAwFpic.twitter.com/PwweiVKDAi
Kevin Seefried told the FBI that he had brought the Confederate flag to Washington with him from his Delaware house, where it is usually displayed outside.
Arrested With Son Full Details
Authorities said Seefried was in the Capitol that day with his son. According to the U.S., both Kevin Seefried and his partner, Hunter Seefried, were arrested in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, January 14. Justice Department.
The man who brought the Confederate flag to the Capitol siege and his son face federal charges.
Kevin Seefried told agents his son Hunter was asked to clear the broken window, where they entered, because Hunter was wearing gloves, feds say.
They were both arrested in Delaware and charged with one count of intentionally entering or staying without lawful authority in any restricted building or grounds, one count of violent entry and disorderly activity on Capitol grounds, and one count of government property depredation.
The United States. The lawyer’s office said in a statement, “It is alleged that during the events at the U.S. Capitol, Kevin Seefried and Hunter Seefried entered the Senate Building through a broken window and, shortly thereafter, Kevin Seefried was photographed holding a Confederate Battle flag inside the Capitol Building,”
The #FBI and our partners are seeking information to help us pursue individuals who instigated violence on January 6 in Washington, D.C. Look at the photos we’ve added at https://t.co/MMTOKcDiy7, and if you see someone you recognize, submit a tip at https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH.