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Anthony Alexander Antonio

Capitol surveillance and social media posts confirm he attended the event on Jan. 6th. He is seen on police body camera shouting at officers from across a fence. He allegedly climbed scaffolding.

After leaving the Capitol through a tunnel, he squirted water at a police officer. Antonio engaged in several conversations with police, saying “this isn’t against you personally. This is against our country.” He explains to one how the weapon he wore is one Nancy Pelosi wants to ban.

Antonio returned to the crowd and suggested they remain peaceful and “work with” police. He enters the Capitol through a broken window, where he was apprehended. Antonio tells a reporter afterwards that that if he made it further, he would tell officials “We the People want to be heard.”

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • First Name(s): Anthony
  • Last Name(s): Antonio
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-497
  • Arrest Location: Wilmington, DE
  • Judge: Robin Meriweather
  • Judge: Amy Berman Jackson
  • Entry Last Updated: 12/04/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 04/07/2022
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority (1) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds (2) Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder (3) Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting (4) Destruction of Government Property (5)

Case Status

Antonio was arrested and had his initial court appearance on 4/20/21. He was released on personal recognizance on 5/6/21. He waived his preliminary hearing on the record for both Delaware and DC. During an arraignment on 8/8/21, he pleaded not guilty to counts 1-5. On 12/22/2021, he entered another plea of not guilty to all counts. A jury trial is scheduled for 1/8/24.

USA Attorney

Kimberley Nielsen
Kimberley Charlene Nielsen, US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Homicide Section, 555 4th St, NW, Washington, DC 20532-202 252 7418, [email protected] ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: U.S. Assistant Attorney

USA Attorney

Craig Estes
Assistant United States Attorney Massachusetts Bar No. 670370 [email protected] Phone-(617) 748-3100

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