DC police arrest 13 people amid the Capitol riot

Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested 13 people on Wednesday as pro-President Trump rioters overtook the Capitol building.

Newly sworn-in MPD Chief Robert Contee said during a Wednesday evening press conference that police arrested “just above” 13 people and recovered “approximately” five weapons.

“I should add a very important note here that none of the arrests that occurred were D.C. residents,” Contee said. “All of the individuals who were arrested were from out of area.”

Contee, who was sworn in as chief days ago, said several MPD officers were injured and being treated but still engaged in trying to retake the Capitol.

The police chief said “a large crowd” moved toward the Capitol after President Trump spoke to demonstrators, and as they approached, “there was a noticeable change in their demeanor.”

DC police arrest 13 people amid the Capitol riot | TheHill

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