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Kyle Fitzsimons biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Lebanon, Maine

Kyle Fitzsimons (©FBI)

Kyle Fitzsimons (©FBI)

Kyle Fitzsimons is a white man from Maine, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Lebanon, York County, Maine. (a)
  2. He worked as a butcher at Hannaford Supermarket in York, York County. (b) (c)
  3. He believes that Donald Trump is a lion leading an army of lambs through “lawfare.” (b)
  4. On May 10, 2017, he spoke at a legislature public hearing in Maine where he made racist and xenophobic remarks, calling immigrants replacements. He said, “I’m from New York. I’m from Rhode Island. I did grow up in those states and I have to tell you that I think they are multicultural hell holes.” (d)
  5. In 2019, he followed Maine representative Michele Meyer into a parking lot, parked his truck behind her car and positioned himself so close to her car she could not have opened the door. He spoke of the 2nd Amendment and claimed America was headed to civil war over gun rights. (d)
  6. On January 5, 2021, he went to Washington, D.C., USA. Wearing a dark blue sweater and a white coat, he listened to Trump’s speech at the Stop the Steal rally on the Ellipse at the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. After the rally, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. That day,  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 pushed and grabbed U.S. Capitol Police officers who were holding a police line in an arched entranceway on the building’s lower west terrace. (a) (b)
  7. On January 7, 2021, he called into a town meeting in Lebanon where he discussed his role in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He said if it were the last day of the republic, he wanted to live it like he did every day. (b)
  8. During the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was hit by officers’ batons. Profusely bleeding from his head, he had to take six stitches at a hospital in Washington, D.C. to close a gash on the crown of his head, he said on January 8, 2021. (b) (c) (e)
  9. He is a gun owner known to be very vocal about his right-wing political beliefs, a tipster told the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 21, 2021. (b)
  10. He is a person of interest in the investigation of the suspicious package found at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine on January 23, 2021. (a)
  11. FBI special agent Benjamin Spinale filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed o February 1, 2021 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui. (b)
  12. On February 4, 2021, FBI agents arrested him. He was 37 years old when he was arrested. 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 U.S. Capitol grounds, assault on a federal officer and certain acts during a civil disorder. (a)
  13. On February 5, 2021, he made his initial appearance in Maine before U.S. Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III, who ordered him held preliminarily pending a detention hearing scheduled for February 11, 2021. (f)

 

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

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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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