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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Security Officer from US State Department Detained in Connection with Jan. 6 Capitol Assault


WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, a ⁤security ⁤officer who ⁤had been contracted by​ the U.S. State Department was apprehended on ⁣federal ​charges in connection with the⁢ Jan. 6,​ 2021, assault on the ⁣U.S. Capitol, as indicated by ‍an‌ arrest warrant.

The individual in question, Kevin Michael⁢ Alstrup, ‌was taken into custody in Washington. The charges against him include entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, engaging in disorderly ‍and disruptive conduct, ‌and participating in parading, demonstrating, or picketing within a Capitol​ building, ⁤as per the details of the warrant.

The warrant was submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District​ of⁤ Columbia.​ At the time of writing, no legal representation for Alstrup was mentioned in the court​ documents.

The ‍New York Times was the first to report this development. A spokesperson for the State Department⁢ confirmed to the newspaper that⁤ Alstrup ⁢was a third-party contractor who⁣ provided uniformed officer services for the department.

According to the New York Times, the⁢ Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered ⁣that Alstrup was⁤ employed by the State Department ⁢in the capacity of a diplomatic security officer.

The assault​ on the Capitol in ⁣2021 was orchestrated by supporters of⁢ the former Republican President Donald⁣ Trump. Their aim was to obstruct the congressional certification of Trump’s 2020 election defeat to the Democratic President Joe⁣ Biden. This attack⁣ was the culmination of weeks of unfounded assertions by Trump that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 election.

On Aug. 3, ‌2023, Trump entered a plea of not guilty​ to charges brought against him by Special Counsel Jack Smith in a federal court in Washington. These charges pertained to his attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat to Biden.

Since the ⁢Capitol ⁤attack,​ over 1,200 individuals have been arrested on related charges.⁣ Of ⁣these, more than 600 have entered guilty pleas, and over 100 have been found guilty​ at trial.

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  1. The previous comments are:

    MysticMeadow: Uncaring: Not surprising, considering the chaos surrounding the events of January 6.
    Joshua Walker: Disagree: It’s disheartening to hear that a security officer from the US State Department was involved in such a disturbing attack on the Capitol.


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