North Adams Man Involved in Capitol Riot Arrested by FBI
Tomorrow marks one month since the insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and the FBI's investigation is still ongoing. At this point over 230 people have been taken into custody for their involvement, including a local Berkshire County man,
According to iBerkshires.com, 33-year-old Brian P. McCreary, of North Adams, was arrested without incident in Springfield.
In a statement given voluntarily to the FBI, McCreary said he was frustrated by the outcome of the presidential election and had traveled to Washington, D.C., where he listened to former President Donald Trump urged his supporters to take their grievances to the Capitol.
According to the FBI release, McCreary faces three counts of “Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds” and two counts of “Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority.”
Photos from inside the Capitol building show the North Adams resident near a shirtless Arizona man wearing face paint and a hat with horns. According to the FBI, he confirmed that he was the person in the photo and said he’d gone to Washington, D.C., to attend the Trump rally.
McCreary is the second Berkshire County resident who was arrested in relation to the attack on the Capitol. David Lester Ross 33 of Winter St. in Pittsfield, allegedly participated in the attack. Ross was arraigned on January 7 in D.C. Superior Court on charges of unlawful entry and violating the District of Columbia’s 6 p.m. curfew, an emergency order that had been put in place by the city’s mayor in light of expected disturbances as lawmakers returned to validate the outcome of the election.
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