Maine Man Indicted on 10 Federal Counts for U.S. Capitol Riot
A resident of Lebanon, Maine is indicted on 10 federal charges, for his role in the riots at the United States Capitol.
Kyle Fitzsimons, 37, faces multiple charges in federal court including:
- Assault on a federal officer
- Certain acts during a civil disorder
- Unlawful entry in a restricted building or on grounds
- Obstruction of a civil proceeding
- Engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds
- Violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Read the affidavit against him here.
Prosecutors claim that Fitzsimons pushed against and grabbed police officers who were holding a police line in front of the U.S. Capitol building. Video surveillance footage shows Fitzsimons at the terrace archway, at the front of a group of rioters. He is allegedly charging the police line and swinging at Metropolitan Police Department officers.
Fizsimons allegedly told investigators that he was at the gathering in a peaceful protest of the Legislature's naming of Joseph Biden as the winner of the Presidential election. After hearing President Donald Trump's speech, he says he went to his truck and changed into a white coat and grabbed an unstringed bow before heading to the Capitol building. Fizsimons allegedly told investigators that the lack of a string on the bow was meant to symbolize his lack of aggression. Once he got to the building, he allegedly said he was caught up in the mob and pushed to the front, and then went into 'self-preservation mode.' Pictures of Fitzsimons show him with blood on his face, where he was allegedly hit by an officer's baton.
Arrested in Lebanon last month, Fitzsimons waived his right to a bail hearing in Maine. He is now awaiting his trial in a Rhode Island federal jail.