Marine Major Arrested for Alleged Crimes During Capitol Insurrection
A Virginia Marine is the first active-duty service member arrested from the Capitol riot
An active-duty U.S. Marine Corps commissioned officer stationed at Quantico in Northern Virginia has been arrested for assault on law enforcement during the siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
According to court documents and security camera footage, Major Christopher Warnagiris violently entered the Capitol after pushing through a line of police officers guarding the East Rotunda doors around 2:25 p.m. Once inside, prosecutors say the 40-year-old Woodbridge man positioned himself in the corner of the doorway, using his body to keep the door open and pull others inside.
When a U.S. Capitol Police officer tried to pull the doors shut, Warnagiris allegedly refused and continued pushing it open. Warnagiris can be seen pushing the officer in an effort to maintain his position in the open door.
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