More than 430 people in connection with the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol have been arrested by U.S. federal agents. The number of arrests continues to grow.
Announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brad Wiegmann, the figure represents more than half of an estimated 800 supporters of former President Donald Trump, who breached the Capitol to try to prevent Congress from declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
The arrested persons were hundreds of Trump supporters with no known ties to extremist organizations, including several members of far-right groups, as well as current and former law enforcement and military personnel.
Justice Department officials have said the investigation could lead to charges against as many as 500 people.
According to a tally by the George Washington University Program on Extremism, 43 former and three current members of the military and nine former and four current members of law enforcement have been charged in connection with the Capitol riot.