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John Strand biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Beverly Hills, California

John Strand, Ian Smith

John Strand, Ian Smith

John Herbert Strand is a white man from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. (a)
  2. He is the communications director for America’s Frontline Doctors. (b)
  3. He is a licensed security guard collecting unemployment while living with Dr. Simone Melissa Gold, the founder of America’s Frontline Doctors. (c)
  4. He was a model. In March 2018, he told the US Lifestyle magazine, “I often use my platform as a model to educate others in fighting against obesity and the poor nutrition found in modern commercial agriculture, along with supporting mental health and encouraging balance and positive self-image to reduce the dangers of depression and suicide in young people.” (d)
  5. For him, his mother has the most significant influence on his character and human development. In March 2018, he said, “Her love and sacrifice has shaped me into the person I am today.” (d)
  6. When it comes to creating a social media post, he believes that the key is to have a quality image then “describing or suggesting something simple and significant that the image communicates.” (d)
  7. He was one of the anti-lockdown demonstrators who protested outside the house of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti on December 6, 2020. (e)
  8. Wearing a black jacket, pink scarf and dark sunglasses, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021 with Gold to ensure her safety. 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. (a)
  9. On January 8, 2021, he took to Twitter to share a YouTube video of Ashli Babbitt who was fatally shot during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He wrote, “I was there. This is inexcusable.” (f)
  10. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 13, 2021. (c)
  11. On January 18, 2021, FBI agents arrested him. He was 37 years old when he was arrested. (a)
  12. He appeared before Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott at the Roybal federal courthouse in Los Angeles on the afternoon of January 19, 2021. The judge refused to let him sign his own bond and required a responsible third party to do it. (a)
  13. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with entering restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. (c)

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

 

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