Christopher Warnagiris biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Woodbridge, Virginia

Christopher J. Warnagiris (©FBI)
Christopher J. Warnagiris (©FBI)

Christopher J. Warnagiris is a white man from Virginia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia. (a) (b)
  2. He previously lived in North Carolina particularly in Camp Lejeune, Sanford and Sneads Ferry and in Pennsylvania particularly in East Stroudsburg and Monroeton. (c)
  3. He used to live in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA, in Annapolis, Maryland, USA and in Washington, D.C., USA. (c)
  4. He is a Marine Corps officer stationed at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Prince William County. (d)
  5. On May 9, 2014, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit said farewell to him and three other officers during a Hail and Farewell ceremony at the Officers’ Club in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. He served as a fire support officer. (e)
  6. In 2017, he served as operations officer for a landing force of U.S. Marines and Navy sailors who were placed on the French Navy amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnere. (d)
  7. Wearing a dark jacket with green zippers, loves and a military green backpack, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 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. He pushed his way past a line of police officers protecting the U.S. Capitol, forced his way through a doorway in the East Rotunda of the building and used his body to prop the door open to let other rioters inside. He also pushed a U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officer during the riot. (a) (c) (e)
  8. On March 16, 2021, a tipster identified him to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The tipster worked with him for about six months in 2019. (c)
  9. On March 17, 2021, two FBI agents went to his military command and interviewed one of his co-workers. The co-worker who has worked with him for about nine months confirmed his identity when the FBI agents showed three photos of him taken during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a)
  10. An FBI agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui signed on May 12, 2021. (a)
  11. On May 13, 2021, he was arrested in Virginia. He appeared in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia and was released under certain conditions. (a) (f)
  12. He was 40 years old when he was arrested on May 13, 2021. (a)
  13. A U.S. Marine major, he is the first active-duty service member charged in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. For his participation in the riot, he was charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers; obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, obstruction of justice/Congress, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds. (a) (e)


(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.

3 replies »

    • The military didn’t make him do this or make him wary of the government. Why he decided to follow the crowd only he knows. But, it did show a flaw in his decision making that will end his military career and land him in federal prison, if convicted on his charges.


  1. His surname appears as though it’s Lithuanian. I’m wondering how far up his family tree the relatives are that probably fled Lithuania to escape a Russian/Soviet authoritarian regime to come here, & how ashamed of him they are that he supports that kind of leadership here.


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