Robert Keith Packer, 56, has a prolonged arrest file in Virginia.
January 13, 2021, 4:50 PM
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The rioter seen sporting a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie in the course of the siege on Capitol Hill has been arrested.
Robert Keith Packer, 56, was arrested in Newport News, Virginia, Wednesday morning.
The picture of a person sporting a black hoodie with the phrases “Camp Auschwitz” emblazoned in white letters rinside the U.S. Capitol constructing was circulated extensively on social media.
Packer has a prolonged legal file within the space and has been arrested in Newport News “well over a dozen times,” Newport News Sheriff Gabriel Morgan informed ABC News.
Previous offenses included assault and battery, driving underneath the affect, drunk in public, driving underneath revocation, and probation violation, amongst others, Morgan stated. Packer was final jailed within the county in 2012.
Packer faces fees of illegal entry into the U.S. Capitol and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, in line with an arrest warrant filed in Virginia federal courtroom.
He was being held on the Western Tidewater Regional Jail and is predicted to look in federal courtroom in Norfolk, Virginia, Wednesday afternoon.
Several others who participated within the siege have been arrested across the nation.
The fur-pelted man photographed with a Capitol police shield was arrested Tuesday morning at his brother’s residence in Brooklyn, going through 4 federal fees.
Many of the rioters have been implicated by their own social media posts, ABC News’ chief investigative reporter Josh Margolin stated on “Start Here,” an ABC News every day podcast, on Monday.
Suspected rioters who allegedly brought zip ties and wore tactical gear have been arrested in Texas and Tennessee on Tuesday.
The man seen carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern by means of the Capitol halls and the shirtless man wearing horns, a bearskin headdress and purple, white and blue face paint have been arrested on Friday in Florida and Arizona, respectively.
ABC News’ Ivan Pereira and Olivia Rubin contributed to this report.