Man Photographed Carrying Confederate Flag In Capitol Riot Indicted Along With Son

Topline

Kevin Seefried, the man who was photographed carrying a Confederate flag into the U.S. Capitol during the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, has been indicted along with his son Hunter, according to court documents released Thursday.

Key Facts

The two Delaware men were arrested Jan. 14 in connection with the hours-long riot that left five dead and dozens injured. 

The jarring photographs of Kevin Seefried with a Confederate flag just outside of the U.S. Senate floor had circulated online following the riot and were eventually used by the FBI in efforts to identify him. 

The Seefrieds face counts including obstruction of an official proceeding, unlawful entry and disorderly conduct.

Hunter Seefried was also charged with physical violence on Capitol grounds and depredation of government property.

Key Background

Hunter Seefried is accused of punching out glass in a window in the Capitol complex after a nearby crowd broke it with a wooden 2 x 4, according to FBI documents. Both Seefried men, whose attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment, turned themselves in after they were identified by an informant. The FBI said a colleague of Hunter Seefried told the agency the defendant had “bragged about being in the Capitol with his father” on Jan. 6. Kevin Seefried told authorities he brought the flag to the Capitol, the FBI said, adding that it was usually displayed outside of his home in Delaware. Hundreds have been arrested so far for alleged involvement in the pro-Trump riot that took place as Congress started to certify electoral votes for President Joe Biden.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ginaheeb/2021/04/08/man-photographed-carrying-confederate-flag-in-capitol-riot-indicted-along-with-son/