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Craig M. Bingert biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Slatington, Pennsylvania

Craig Michael Bingert (©Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles)

Craig Michael Bingert (©Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles)

Craig Michael Bingert is a white man from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  2. In 2008, he graduated from Northern Lehigh High School in Slatington where he was a varsity football player. (b)
  3. From 2009 to 2011, he attended Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he studied criminal justice and law enforcement administration. (a)
  4. From August 2010 to May 2012, he worked as a sales associate at Aeropostale. He worked the cash register, handled shipment and provided customer service. (a)
  5. From 2011 to 2013, he attended Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where he studied criminal justice and law enforcement administration. (a)
  6. In 2012, he worked as a sales associate at Walmart. He did overnight stocking, provided customer service and sold merchandise. (a)
  7. In September 2015, he joined the Pennsylvania State Police Department‘s training academy but he never became a state trooper because he was separated from the department in less than a week, according to the department’s spokesperson Ryan Tarkowski. (c) (d)
  8. On January 6, 2021, he participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. He was one of the rioters who pushed a barricade into the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia officers in an attempt to enter the building. He carried an American flag while standing up against the police barricade. 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. (e)
  9. During the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he wore a hoodie underneath a military camouflage jacket, leather gloves and a blue skull cap with the word “America.” (e)
  10. On January 16, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a photo of himself during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and labeled it as BOLO #105. (e)
  11. On January 17, 2021, he identified himself as BOLO #105 through counsel. His lawyer contacted FBI agents in Philadelphia and offered to turn himself in. (e) He was 29 years old when he was arrested. (f)
  12. FBI special agent Emily T. Eckert filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 18, 2021. (e)
  13. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstructing police. (d)

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

 

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