Man from Milwaukie, Oregon accused of assaulting officers during the Capitol attack on Jan. 6

Man Arrested in Connection with U.S. Capitol Attack

A Milwaukie man has been taken into custody on felony and misdemeanor charges for his involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Andy Oliva-Lopez, 27, was identified from video footage and images taken at the scene. He was among a crowd of violent rioters on the West Front of the Capitol.

Engaging in Altercations with Law Enforcement

According to court documents, Oliva-Lopez was actively participating in fights with officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the United States Capitol Police. He was wearing tactical gear, including a helmet and a respirator. During the altercations, he deployed a yellow/orange chemical aerosol at MPD officers multiple times.

Entering a Restricted Area

Video footage shows Oliva-Lopez climbing past the temporary scaffolding in a restricted area that was not open to the public. Law enforcement officials were attempting to prevent the crowd from entering the Capitol. By trespassing in this prohibited space, he violated the restrictions in place.

Arrest and Charges

The FBI arrested Oliva-Lopez in Milwaukie, and he made his initial court appearance in the District of Oregon. He is facing several felony charges, including civil disorder and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. Additionally, he has been charged with misdemeanors such as disorderly and disruptive conduct, and act of physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, as well as act of violence in a Capitol building or grounds.

National Impact

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has reported that over 1,265 individuals from almost all 50 states have been charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol breach. This highlights the nationwide scope of the investigation and the commitment to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-02-04 19:59:25

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