WASHINGTON – A man photographed casually sitting with his foot on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office at the U.S. Capitol while a pro-Trump mob rampaged the halls of Congress was arrested Friday, NBC News reported, citing law enforcement officials.
NBC News reported that Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Arkansas, was taken into custody in his home state on charges of entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property. The news was attributed to a Department of Justice official.
BREAKING: Richard Barnett, who was seen sitting at a desk in Speaker Pelosi’s office, has been arrested in Arkansas and charged with entering and remaining on restricting grounds, violent entry, and theft of public property, @PeteWilliamsNBC reports. https://t.co/Fa09m1BxIY pic.twitter.com/7ksltbc3rT— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 8, 2021
NBC News said further details were not immediately available.
Apparent images of Barnett were among those that made headlines Wednesday as the Capitol Hill riot ensued.