Springfield Man Accused of Storming US Capitol Arrested
A Springfield man who was accused of taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol was arrested Thursday.
FBI agents and Springfield police took Zachary Martin into custody without incident on federal charges of unlawful activities on Capitol Grounds, disorderly conduct and demonstrating in the Capitol building, according to a statement released by FBI Public Affairs Specialist Bridget Patton Thursday afternoon.
The FBI was running a digital billboard in the region, asking for tips related to potential rioters who may live in the area. According to US District Court documents, two major tips led to the arrest of Martin, who closed his Facebook account Jan. 10.
The storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump happened Jan. 6 as Congress was meeting to vote to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win. Five people died in the mayhem.