Cases of more than 50 people involved in Capitol attack filed in U.S. courts

Cases of more than 50 people involved in Capitol attack filed in U.S. courts

The manhunt for those involved in the attack continues

A federal court in the District of Columbia Circuit is considering charges against 13 people involved in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Congress. The cases of about 40 other people are now pending in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. This was reported by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The charges include trespassing at the Capitol, including with weapons, violating curfews, and several other counts.

“The attack on the U.S. Capitol building was an attack on a key institution of our country,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. – “Our office, in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, is rapidly deploying all resources to identify, arrest and begin prosecution of those who participated in the criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol building.

The FBI announced a $50,000 reward for information about people who smuggled explosive devices into the U.S. Capitol building.

The Washington police announced that they had received about 17,000 reports from citizens who believed they had information about the participants in the attack on the Capitol.