Another Coloradan arrested in connection with Washington, D.C., unrest
Police in Washington, D.C., arrested another Coloradan on Wednesday in connection to unrest in the nation’s capital.
Police arrested Stanley Williams, 34, on suspicion of illegal possession of a weapon and curfew violation, according to D.C. Police documents. Williams was arrested in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW — about a block north of the National Mall and about a mile from the U.S. Capitol.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser instituted a curfew beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters who falsely believe the presidential election was rigged stormed the nation’s Capitol. The mob climbed into the Capitol through broken windows, prompted armed standoffs with building security and forced lawmakers to seek shelter.
D.C. Police — which is a different agency than the police agency charged with defending the Capitol — arrested more than 60 people Wednesday in connection to unrest, many for curfew violations. Police did not return requests Thursday afternoon for more information about Williams’ arrest.
Another Colorado man was arrested Tuesday in the District on charges of illegally possessing a handgun, ammunition, a knife and a large-capacity magazine.
Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn committed to prosecuting any Coloradans who violated federal law during the riots Wednesday.
“If it determined that a Colorado resident traveled to Washington, D.C., and violated federal law as part of yesterday’s events, we will coordinate with main (Department of) Justice and determine the appropriate venue to bring any related charges,” he said in a statement.
Denver Post reporter Shelly Bradbury contributed to this report.
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