CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) — Twelve Pennsylvanians and a South Jersey man are among the protesters who have been arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol during riots in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Leonard Guthrie, of Cape May, was arrested by U.S. Capitol police for unlawful entry of the federal building.
According to Capitol police, five other people were also arrested on unlawful entry charges including; John Anderson, of St. Augustine, Florida, Matthew Council, of Riverview, Florida, Bradley Ruskelas, of Inverness, Illinois, Michael Curzio, of Summerfield, Florida, and Cindy Fitchett, of Cobbs Creek, Virginia.
Twelve Pennsylvanians were also among the dozens of people arrested in the Capitol riots.
Anthony Tammaro, 60, and Tara Coleman, 40, were arrested on unlawful entry and curfew violations. James Sinclair, 38, was arrested on possession of a prohibited weapon and curfew violations.
According to D.C Police, those facing curfew violations include 21-year-old Sean Bare, 47-year-old David Booth, 39-year-old Philip Mulhollen, 23-year-old Dakoda Westfall, 30-year-old Matthew Bair, 37-year-old Douglas Black, 36-year-old Eric Black, 33-year-old Thomsa Haines, and 40-year-old Joinathan McKinley.
D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee says, as of Thursday morning, more than 60 additional people have been arrested by that department so far.
Wednesday’s events were a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing President Donald Trump in the White House.
It was the first time the Capitol had been breached since the War of 1812.
On Thursday, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware governors deployed members of the states’ National Guard to Washington, D.C. in an effort to support lawmakers and ensure a peaceful transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.
According to CBS News, one woman was shot and killed and three others died during the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday. At least 14 members of the Metropolitan Police Department were injured, including one officer who was dragged into the crowd. Six firearms and two pipe bombs were recovered, as was a cooler of molotov cocktails.
The Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund says protesters were forcing their way towards the House Chamber where members of Congress were sheltering in place when a USCP employee discharged their service weapon, striking a woman identified as Ashli Babbitt.
Medical assistance was immediately given and she was transported to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Per USCP police, the employee who discharged their weapon has been placed on administrative leave and their police powers have been suspended pending the outcome of a joint investigation between the Metropolitan Police Department and the USCP.
MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM