WILMINGTON, Del. – Two Delaware men were arrested Thursday for their involvement in last week’s riot on the U.S. Capitol.
Kevin Seefried and his son, Hunter Seefried, are scheduled to appear in court Thursday to face charges stemming from the Capitol uprising.
Kevin Seefried has been captured in numerous photographs inside the Capitol carrying a Confederate flag.
Court documents, citing video footage, indicate the Seefries entered the Capitol building through a window Hunter helped smash at around 2:13 p.m., after hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building where lawmakers certified the president’s electoral college votes – elect Joe Biden’s victory in November.
Court documents indicate that Kevin and Hunter were part of a large group that “verbally confronted” several US Capitol police officers. Documents indicate that Hunter is seen in video footage taking a “selfie photo”.
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The FBI, which circulated Kevin’s image on social media, has learned of the father and son of a colleague of Hunter, who told law enforcement that Hunter “was bragging about being in the capital with his father, “according to court documents. .
Kevin and Hunter both participated in “voluntary” talks with the FBI on Tuesday and confirmed their presence on Capitol Hill. Kevin told authorities he brought the Confederate flag back from his home, where it usually flies outside. Kevin Seefried has an address for him in Laurel. He told authorities he traveled to Washington with his family to listen to Trump speak. Kevin and Hunter participated in the march to the Capitol “led by an individual with a bull’s horn,” according to court documents.
Court documents include an image from a video which officials say shows Hunter Seefried smashing a window on the Capitol building.
Kevin and Hunter are charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in a building or restricted land without legal authorization, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds and one count of depredation of government property.
The riot at the United States Capitol last week left five people dead. President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday over an article inciting a riot.
Security in Washington has been significantly tightened ahead of the inauguration next week. Members of the National Guard from several states, including Delaware, are in the district.