Andrew Wrigley, Capitol Rioter Who Said He Was Tear-Gassed, Charged by FBI

A Pennsylvania man who posted selfies on Facebook and wrote about being tear-gassed at the Capitol on January 6 has been charged.

Andrew Wrigley, 50, of Jim Thorpe, is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry, and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds in connection to the insurrection in Washington D.C.

Wrigley was arrested after authorities were made aware of social media posts from a Facebook account belonging to the suspect.

Wrigley's page shows several photographs and videos taken at the scene of the attack on the Capitol following pro-Donald Trump protests.

In one post, Wrigley wrote: "At the protest in DC at the capitol building #stopthesteal," alongside videos and pictures from the Capitol on January 6, according to a complaint from the United States Capitol Police.

In another status update, Wrigley wrote: "At the protest in DC. I went inside the capitol building and got tear gassed."

Wrigley also allegedly posted a picture of himself wearing a hat and scarf across his face while inside the Capitol building. Wrigley deleted his Facebook account on January 8, two days after the attack, the complaint said.

Wrigley was arrested by U.S. Marshalls on January 15, after authorities were able to trace his movements through his other social media accounts. It is unclear where the 50-year-old was detained.

The U.S. Marshals office has been contacted for further comment.

The FBI has identified more than 270 suspects involved in criminal activity in and around the Capitol on January 6.

The agency is examining around 140,000 photos and videos from the scene of the attack provided by members of the public.

"To those of you who took part in the violence, here's something you should know: Every FBI field office in the country is looking for you," FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D'Antuono said in a statement on Friday.

"As a matter of fact, even your friends and family are tipping us off. So you might want to consider turning yourself in instead of wondering when we're going to come knocking on your door—because we will."

On Sunday, the FBI's special agent in charge in Philadelphia, Michael Driscoll, added authorities are continuing to identify people who had taken part in the Capitol siege.

"FBI Philadelphia is working closely with all of our local, state, and federal partners to prepare for Inauguration Day," Driscoll said.

"We are maintaining a heightened posture to monitor for any emerging threats here in the run-up to January 20.

"As part of that, the FBI has stood up a command post to gather intelligence and coordinate with our partners on any possible risks to the city and region, including the state capitol in Harrisburg."

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Pennsylvania man Andrew Wrigle posted updates on his Facebook while the attack on the Capitol took place. Capitol Police