Alleged US Capitol rioter in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt arrested

Alleged US Capitol rioter in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt arrested


The US Capitol rioter photographed wearing a sweatshirt bearing the phrase “Camp Auschwitz” was arrested Wednesday in Virginia, according to jail records.

Robert Keith Packer, 56, was booked by the US Marshals Service in Norfolk just before 9 a.m., online records show.

Packer is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, local outlet WAVY reported, citing federal charging documents.

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Packer was allegedly among the horde of supporters of President Trump who stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election win, a riot that ended with five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

Packer stood out among the crowd because of a sweatshirt emblazoned with the phrase “Camp Auschwitz,” a reference to the infamous Nazi death camp in occupied Poland.

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