A Florida firefighter who was photographed inside the US Capitol during last week’s deadly riot has been arrested by the FBI, officials said.
The Sanford firefighter and paramedic, Andrew Williams, was arrested by federal authorities on charges of unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds for his role in the Jan. 6 siege, Fire Chief Crag Radzak confirmed Tuesday.
Williams — employed by the department since 2016 — has been placed on administrative leave without pay as the federal criminal investigation and a separate internal probe proceeds, Radzak said.
“We hold the men and women in this department to the highest standards,” the chief said in a statement. “It saddens me that the actions of one individual have tarnished the hard work and dedication that the rest of the department puts forth on a daily basis.”
Williams, who was taken into custody Tuesday, was arrested days after he was identified in a photo sent