A man who was seen in photographs carrying the Confederate flag into the U.S. Capitol during the invasion by supporters of President Donald Trump has been arrested. The FBI said that Kevin Seefried surrendered with his son, Hunter Seefried, on Thursday after arrest warrants were issued for their roles in the riot.
A New York Times report stated that the FBI had sought help from the public to identify him and had widely circulated a dispatch plastered with images of him.
In a bulletin, the agency said that it was looking for assistance to identify individuals “who made unlawful entry” into the Capitol, including the man with the Confederate flag, now identified as Mr. Seefried.
The Seefrieds are expected to be arraigned later Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., although details of the specific charges the Seefrieds face were not immediately available, reported CNBC.
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An impacting photo showed 50-year-old Kevin Seefried with the Confederate flag outside the Senate chamber, in front of a portrait of the late abolitionist senator from Massachusetts Charles Sumner.
Symbols of the Confederacy, which sought to protect the institution of slavery during its losing effort in the Civil War, were displayed by other members of the mob of Trump fans during the riot.
The man of the Confederate flag and his son are among dozens of people who have been criminally charged in connection with the riot, which broke out after Trump urged supporters at a rally to help him fight to block Joe Biden from becoming president.
Trump was impeached for a second time Wednesday by the House of Representatives for inciting the mob, which disrupted Congress’s confirmation of Biden’s election for hours, and which left at least five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.