THE man who swiped Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during the Capitol riots has been arrested in Florida.
It comes as another person involved in the violent disorder “vowed to shoot her in the head on TV”.
Adam Johnson is currently being held in Pinellas County Jail[/caption]
The man, believed to be Johnson, smiles and waves to the camera as he walks off with the lectern[/caption]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had her office ransacked during Wednesday’s violent disorder[/caption]
Johnson is said to be the man waving photographers as he carries off the lectern during Wednesday’s storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters.
In the photo he is sporting a “Trump” hat and a beard but in his mugshot he is clean shaven.
No attorney information for Johnson was immediately available.
Where the lectern is now is unclear.
Also facing federal charges is Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr who is alleged to have sent a text message saying he was thinking of “putting a bullet in [Pelosi’s] noggin on Live TV” and another that said he was headed to Washington with “a s**t ton of … armor piercing ammo,” according to CNN.
He is also said to have texted a message about running over Pelosi, using purple devil emojis and a number of slurs for women in his texts.
Meredith has been charged by the Feds with writing threats and possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition.
He will be held at least until a court hearing next week, according to court documents seen by CNN.
Meredith let the FBI search his room at a Holiday Inn in southwest Washington as well as his phone, truck and its trailer.
Agents found three guns – a Glock 19, a 9mm pistol and an assault rifle – inside the trailer and “approximately hundreds of rounds of ammunition.”
The complaint said Meredith knew the city’s gun laws meant he was not supposed to have firearms so he put them in the trailer.
The man who was pictured sitting at Pelosi’s desk, Richard “Bigo” Barnett, is also said to have been caught by cops.
Barnett was arrested in Arkansas, NBC reported.
Others who have since been detained due to their part in the Capitol riot include Lonnie Coleman, 70, of Falkville, Alabama, who was busted carrying an assault rifle near his truck packed with 11 Molotov cocktails near a Congressional office building a couple of blocks from the Capitol.
Christopher Alberts, of Maryland, was accused of wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a handgun and 25 rounds of ammunition on Capitol grounds.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham though has called on Pelosi and President-elect Joe Biden to stop Trump’s second impeachment.
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Trump supporters managed to takeover the Capitol building[/caption]
Richard Bigo Barnett, right, was spotted in Pelosi’s office[/caption]
Barnett was photographed with his feet up on Pelosi’s desk[/caption]