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Andrew Wrigley biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Andrew Wrigley (©Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles)

Andrew Wrigley (©Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles)

Andrew Wrigley is a white man from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  2. In 1994, he obtained a four-year certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2012, he participated in the academy’s alumni show. (b)
  3. In 2001, he obtained his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, USA. (b)
  4. Among his exhibitions was at the Bridge Club of Center City in Philadelphia. (b)
  5. In an interview with Qi Peng about his arts works in 2009, he said, “Some of the people who exhibit in New York live in Philadelphia, so there is some overlap of recognizable names. The New York art world is obviously much bigger and more developed for the accomplished artist, but the Philadelphia art scene is filled with many working artists who have the free time and financial slack to really pursue the dream. Its hard to pay the rent in the big city.” (c)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (d)
  7. While inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, he took a selfie in front of the Upper West Terrace door. He was wearing a hat and a blue and white handkerchief covered his face except his eyes. (d)
  8. He posted photos and videos of his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 on his Facebook account. On January 8, 2021, a tipster sent screenshots of those posts to the m the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington Field Office Intelligence Operations Center. His Facebook account was deleted that day. (d)
  9. FBI special agent Thomas Andriko filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 11, 2021. (d)
  10. U.S. Marshalls arrested him in Pennsylvania on January 15, 2021. (f)
  11. On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Scranton, Pennsylvania processed and released him under several conditions. He is required to submit himself to supervision to the U.S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania, surrender his passport and agree not to travel to Washington, D.C. or Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the duration of his case. (g)
  12. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds. (e)
  13. He was 50 years old when he was arrested on January 15, 2021. (f)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

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