WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — A Maryland man is expected to appear before a judge Thursday.
Christopher Alberts, 33, was charged with carrying a gun and ammunition on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th.READ MORE: Earthquake Hits Overnight In Howard County
The federal government said police recovered a loaded gun from Christopher Alberts. The FBI said 33-year-old Alberts, from Harford County, was at the U.S. Capitol the day of the riots and tried to flee police with the loaded weapon.
One of the digital billboards on major routes in Baltimore still asking for tips on those who participated in the deadly riot at the US Capitol on January 6th. This one is near M&T Bank Stadium. It comes as DHS warns of heightened extremist threats https://t.co/IwcQ6XG6lN @wjz pic.twitter.com/1xt2FDL7wj
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) January 29, 2021READ MORE: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Fires Controversial Flutist Who Had Spread Conspiracy Theories
Alberts is one of several Marylanders facing federal charges. Several of the riot suspects appeared in court virtually on Thursday. You can read the statement of facts here in Alberts’ case.
This comes as the Department of Homeland Security has issued a rare warning that anti-government groups within the United States “could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.”
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