Capitol Riot

FDNY Gives FBI Info on Members Who Attended US Capitol Riot

A spokesperson for the FDNY confirmed reports that a number of its members had been alleged to be at Wednesday's riot

A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands guard during a protest outside of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The House and Senate will meet in a joint session today to count the Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but not before a sizable group of Republican lawmakers object to the counting of several states’ electors. Photographer: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The New York City Fire Department has turned over information to the FBI on multiple members who were allegedly at the U.S. Capitol when rioters charged the building.

A spokesperson for the FDNY confirmed that a number of its members reportedly identified as being at Wednesday's riot that led to the deaths of four people and a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

"The Department received anonymous allegations that active or retired members were present at the events at the United States Capitol on January 6 and, as required, has provided that information to the FBI," Frank Dwyer, a spokesperson for the FDNY, said.

An image circulating on Twitter after Wednesday's riot captured a person standing just outside the building in clothing with "“FDNY Squad 252” printed on the back. Dwyer told the NY Post the man in the photo was “not an active member of the department."

At least 16 individuals have so far been arrested and charges with federal crimes for their involvement for violence that took place in the U.S. Capitol building, NBC News reports.

On Saturday, the man heavily photographed wearing a horned helmet and carrying a spear was arrested; as was the man seen carrying a lectern.

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