More than 100 held over US Capitol riot

More than 100 people have been arrested on charges related to last week's riot at the US Capitol.
More than 100 people have been arrested on charges related to last week's riot at the US Capitol.

The number of people arrested on criminal charges related to last week's riot at the US Capitol has exceeded 100.

The count by the Associated Press resulted from a US-wide review of court records and announcements of arrests issued by law enforcement agencies.

The charges range from misdemeanour curfew violations in the District of Columbia to federal felonies related to the assault of law enforcement officers, theft of government property and possessing firearms and explosives.

Federal prosecutors and the FBI said this week they are pursing dozens more suspects who have been identified through photos and videos from the January 6 melee and tips from the public.

Those newly arrested on Wednesday include 56-year-old Robert Keith Packer, of Newport News, Virginia.

His mugshot appears to match the bearded man photographed at the Capitol wearing a hoodie emblazoned with "Camp Auschwitz".

Australian Associated Press