Federal prosecutors claim, among other things, that a man from Joplin, Missouri, shoved an officer on January 6, 2021, during the riot at the US Capitol.
Kyler Bard, 26, was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with participating in the riot.
In accordance with court records, police looked at security footage that allegedly captured Bard on the Capitol’s Upper West Terrace at roughly 3:28 p.m.
Later, Bard can be seen using a megaphone while standing on a ledge and urging other rioters to approach police.
“Get moving! Get moving! We must move on! We must move on! Move along! We must leave right away! Go ahead, “According to Bard.
Later, Bard turned to an officer known as “M.G.” in court filings and pushed them while yelling, “Let’s push!”
Bard tried to strike the police, but the officer shoved him away. Before slipping away through the crowd, Bard made several more attempts to push the officers.
Investigators discovered video of Bard on Twitter complaining that police had struck and maced him.
“But we have to do it. We need to enter and take control of it. We must act now “In the video, Bard remarked.
Investigators were made aware of Bard’s Instagram account by an informant.
On January 6, 2021, Bard blogged about getting “maced and punched for yelling through a megaphone” on the account.
He was visible at the Capitol in the pictures he shared.
The following federal offenses were leveled against Bard:
attacking, restraining, or hindering police; obstructing police during a civil disturbance; entering and residing in a forbidden building or area;
Disorderly and disruptive behavior in a restricted space; physical violence committed in a restricted space; disruptive behavior on the capitol grounds; physical violence committed on the grounds of the capitol —