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Florida firefighter faces charge for role in U.S. Capitol riot

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 19:18:45-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida firefighter who was photographed inside the U.S. Capitol during a riot by loyalists of President Donald Trump has been charged with disorderly conduct.

A charge of disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds was filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia against Andrew Williams, according to an online court docket.

Williams has been a firefighter with the Sanford Fire Department since 2016. He was placed on administrative leave from the fire agency last week pending an internal investigation.

Sanford is located about 25 miles outside Orlando. Fire department spokesman Bianca Gillett said Tuesday that the agency was made aware of the arrest.