A 2019 graduate of Southern Regional High School who is now a student at Princeton University has been charged with taking part in the attack on the U.S. on January 6, 2021. The Department of Justice says the Capitol.
A statement from the Justice Department on Tuesday said that Larry Giberson, 21, of Stafford, was one of the rioters who repeatedly attacked police officers who were stationed at the “tunnel” entrance to the Capitol on the Lower West Terrace.
Giberson has been charged with felony civil disorder and related misdemeanours under federal law after admitting to the FBI that he was the person in several online photos and videos that showed him at the Capitol during the riot. The interview with the agents took place at the Princeton Police Headquarters, and his lawyer was there. Giberson was supposed to go to a federal court hearing in Washington, D.C. according to court records, on Tuesday.
About 3:10 p.m., Giberson went into the tunnel. on Jan. 6, and made his way towards the front of the pack of rioters. The statement said that he then joined the crowd as the rioters tried to push their way into the building by coordinating a “heave-ho” push against the police line.
The FBI says that Giberson was wearing a blue baseball cap that said “TRUMP: Make America Great Again,” a black and grey gaiter with the American flag on it, and a Donald Trump flag around his neck.
The statement said that one officer was crushed between a door and a shield held by a rioter while Giberson was at the front of the group of rioters and pushed against officers together with other rioters.