MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — FBI Minneapolis officials announced Thursday that a 39-year-old Rochester woman has been arrested in connection to the attack on the United States Capitol early this year.
According to the FBI, Victoria White was arrested by FBI Minneapolis special agents Thursday morning on charges related to alleged criminal acts committed at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Investigators say White made several posts about the Capitol attack on Facebook, and was seen in YouTube clips that day. Investigators say she helped a rioter reach an officer to attack him, and at one point tried to grab an officer’s shield. The FBI says White also did an interview about her involvement on a podcast.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Minnesota says the charges include: entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building; impeding or attempting to impede law enforcement officers; and, lastly, obstruction of justice/Congress.
An initial court appearance is set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the U.S. District Court in St. Paul.
It’s the second arrest in Minnesota connected to the insurrection in Washington, D.C. In March, the first Minnesotan accused of being involved in the insurrection at the Capitol was arrested and charged, 31-year-old Jordan Stotts from Moorhead. He was charged with trespassing.
According to Stotts’ criminal complaint, Stotts told the FBI that he drove down to Washington D.C. alone to attend a rally for then President Donald Trump because he wanted “to make his voice heard and be part of it.”
Stotts then went on to tell the FBI that he entered the U.S. Capitol with part of the crowd from the rally, just before 3 p.m. on Jan. 6. He’ll be prosecuted out of Washington D.C. due to the federal charges.
Five people died during the Jan. 6 riot and storming of the U.S. Capitol.
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