Robert Morss biography: 13 things about Penn State alum, US Capitol riot suspect from Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

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

  1. He lives in an apartment in Glenshaw, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  2. Both of his parents are teachers. (b)
  3. He was 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Army following his high school graduation. (b) (c)
  4. He served four years of active duty in the U.S. Army. He was a ranger in the 2nd Ranger Battalion stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, USA and was deployed to Afghanistan three times. During his last two months of being in the U.S. Army, he worked as an Uber driver. (c)
  5. On December 15, 2015, his enlistment in the U.S. Army concluded. (c)
  6. In 2016, he enrolled at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in University Park, State College, Pennsylvania. He became a member of the university’s College Republicans and went on to become the chairman of the university’s nationalist student organization called the Bull-Moose Party. (c) (d)
  7. In 2017, he held an internship within Penn State’s History Department where he transcribed Civil War journals. (c)
  8. On November 11, 2019, he offered the invocation at the annual Veterans Day ceremony outside Old Main in University Park. He was a work-study student in Penn State’s Department of Veterans Affairs. (e)
  9. In December 2020, the Shaler Area School District‘s school board approved hiring him as a substitute social studies teacher for the middle school and high school. (a)
  10. Wearing tan gloves and tan camouflage clothing with a tactical style vest with scissors tucked in the front of the vest, 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. He was part of a group involved with throwing objects and chemical irritants and physically assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officers. (a) (d) (f)
  11. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on June 10, 2021. On the same day, FBI agents arrested him at his apartment in Glenshaw. He appeared via Zoom before Chief Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and waived his future court appearances to federal court jurisdiction in Washington, D.C. (a) (d) (f)
  12. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, civil disorder, robbery of personal property of the U.S. and obstruction of official proceeding. (d)
  13. After his arrest on June 10, 2021, he was fired from his job as a substitute teacher for the Shaler Area School District. (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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