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Elliot Bishai biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Fort Mill, South Carolina

Elliot Bishai is a resident of South Carolina, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina. (a)
  2. He is the son of Hani Bishai. (b)
  3. In January 2017, he joined Civil Air Patrol. (c)
  4. During a Gastonia Civil Air Patrol’s leadership meeting in October 2019, the Billy Mitchell Award was presented to him by Civil Air Patrol Group One Commander Major Jim Fitzpatrick. (c)
  5. He was a senior at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill and a member of the school’s Marine Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) when he was promoted to the rank of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant in December 2019. (c)
  6. He was slated to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA in its ROTC program. With plans to become an Air Force pilot, he was accepted into an Army flight program and scheduled to start training at Fort Jackson in 2021. (b)
  7. On June 29, 2020, he and Christine Edwards of Irving, Texas, USA started a romantic relationship. (d)
  8. Wearing wearing a plaid bandana face covering, a red baseball cap, a red and black plaid long sleeved shirt and a dark colored watch on his left wrist while carrying a dark colored backpack with lighter colored panels, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. 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. On January 28, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents interviewed one of his family members, who confirmed that he entered the U.S. Capitol building and took selfies there on January 6, 2021. (e)
  10. An FBI agent filed a criminal case against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on March 12, 2021. (e)
  11. He was 19 years old when he participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. For his participation in the riot, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted buildings or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds. (e)
  12. On March 16, 2021, he appeared in court. He was released on a $25,000 bond. (a)
  13. He will appear in district court in Washington, D.C. on March 22, 2021. (a)


(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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