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Francis Connor biography: 8 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Brooklyn, New York

Francis Connor, Antonio Ferrigno Jr., Anton Lunyk (©FBI)
Francis Connor, Antonio Ferrigno Jr., Anton Lunyk (©FBI)

Francis Connor is a resident of New York, United States. Here are eight more things about him:

  1. He lives in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. (a) (b)
  2. Wearing  a dark-in-color winter hat, a multi-colored scarf and boots, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021 with his fellow Brooklyn residents Antonio Ferrigno Jr. and Anton Lunyk. That day, Donald 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. (a) (b)
  3. He and Ferrigno appeared in a video taken inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 taken by Anthime Joseph “Baked Alaska” Gionet, who was arrested on January 15, 2021. (a)
  4. 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 August 27, 2021. (a) (b)
  5. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. (a) (b)
  6. On January 10, 2021, he sent to four people a photo of himself with Ferrigno and Lunyk taken inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. He also wrote, “I was in the Capitol building.”
  7. On August 31, 2021, FBI agents arrested him and Ferrigno. They made an initial appearance before a magistrate judge in Brooklyn, who ordered them not to have contact with each other, and were released on their own recognizance. (a) (b)
  8. He was 23 years old when he was arrested on August 31, 2021. (a)

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

SOURCES:

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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