Two Arizonans among those arrested at the US Capitol

Two Arizonans among those arrested at the US Capitol
Police say 50-year-old Marsha Murphy (left, courtesy William J. Hennessy, Jr.) and 31-year-old Joshua Knowles (right) were among those arrested at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. (Source: AZ Family)

WASHINGTON D.C. (KOLD News 13) - In the days following the riots at the US Capitol, the Metropolitan Police Department is working to identify those who stormed the building.

During the violent riots on Wednesday, Jan. 6, MPD officials say two Arizonans were among those arrested.

Police say 31-year-old Joshua Knowles and 50-year-old Marsha Murphy were taken into custody. Both face charges of curfew violation and unlawful entry.

Thousands of supporters for President Donald Trump filled the streets of Washington, D.C, and then stormed the Capitol building. The riots forced several law enforcement officers to evacuate the building along with lawmakers attempting to certify the Nov. 3 election.

According to police, four people were left dead during the mayhem, including one woman shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer and three other people who had medical emergencies.

As officials search for those involved in the riots, authorities released photos of “persons of interest” and offered rewards leading to their arrests.

One man seen in several photos, dressed notably in a fur hat and a helmet with horns with red, white and blue face paint could be from Arizona.

The man shown in the above photo is possibly Jake Angeli, known by followers as the “QAnon Shaman.” He has been spotted at several pro-Trump protests in Phoenix.

D.C. police say 69 people were arrested and processed Wednesday night and Thursday morning for curfew violations, riot-related burglary, and other riot-related events.

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