Kenneth Grayson biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Kenneth Grayson

Kenneth Grayson

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

  1. He lives in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  2. He was an avid devotee of the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. (b)
  3. In November 2020, he attended a rally Washington, D.C., USA in support of 45th U.S. president Donald Trump. (b)
  4. In December 2020, he went to Washington, D.C. again to attend a rally for Trump. (b)
  5. Wearing a black Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap and a black hooded sweatshirt, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. The sweatshirt has an American flag patch on the left arm, the insignia of the Gadsden flag on the left lapel and a yellow letter Q on the right lapel. That day, Trump’s 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. During the riot, he held a flag pole bearing the Gadsden flag with the words, “Don’t Tread On Me.” (b)
  6. On January 9, 2021, his Facebook account was disabled. On January 11, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey authorized a search warrant in Washington, D.C. for the account. (a)
  7. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on January 25, 2021. (a)
  8. On the morning of January 26, 2021, he was arrested. (a)
  9. He was 51 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (b)
  10. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering a restricted building; disorderly conduct that impedes government business, disruptive conduct in the U.S. Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings and obstructing or impeding an official proceeding. (a)
  11. On the afternoon of January 26, 2021, he appeared via video for an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. (a)
  12. Represented by Stanley Greenfield, he told the court on January 26, 2021, that he takes care of his 76-year-old father, a retired police officer, and his 74-year-old mother. (a)
  13. He will be held pending a detention hearing on January 28, 2021. (b)


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



If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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