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A man with a gun who was arrested at the Justice for J6 rally near the United States Capitol was revealed to be a federal law enforcement officer, with prosecutions claiming no charges against he was not pending.

One of four people arrested at Saturday’s rally in support of those on trial for participating in the January 6 riot turned out to be a federal law enforcement officer, who showed up at the rally. with a concealed handgun.



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The man is said to be a 27-year-old New Jersey native and a United States customs and border protection officer. The arrest of the officer was one of the few incidents involving police that marred an otherwise uneventful and peaceful rally.

The arrest was filmed and saw several police officers from the Capitol surrounding the man. After finding a gun and what appeared to be a badge on him, police asked if he was “sheltered” Where “Is part of the event”. The man, however, dodged the question, saying he was “just here” before being escorted.

While some commentators have suggested that Capitol Police might have caught the man by mistake – due to the lack of real offenders – the AP reported, citing two law enforcement officials, that the officer did not was not acting in his official capacity at the rally. The border protection agency tentatively confirmed that the man was one of theirs, but assured that he was “Fully cooperate with the investigation” adding that he “Expects officers to abide by the oath they take to uphold the laws of this country.”

Nonetheless, contact with the Capitol Police is unlikely to cause any legal problem for the CBP officer. Quoting a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, AP reported that the charge was “do not go ahead with the charges” against him.



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The rally that took place on Saturday attracted intense media attention, with experts warning of an imminent threat from protesters. Amid fears that the protest could escalate into violence, a fence was erected around the Capitol, while police gained support from several other agencies, including National Guard soldiers who were put on hold. The reinforced security measures, however, turned out to be exaggerated, because the small crowd of demonstrators, largely outnumbered by the police, demonstrated peacefully, the organizer himself denouncing the cases of violence that occurred during the events of the January 6.

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