Sen. Bill Cassidy on Tuesday tweeted a photo of a “person of interest” in the US Capitol riot, erroneously stating at first that the man was “wanted for questioning” in the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
The Louisiana Republican clarified Tuesday afternoon that while the man depicted is being sought by authorities, he is not believed to be tied to Sicknick’s death.
“Capitol Police has informed me this individual is a person of interest, but for a separate incident that occurred at the Capitol on Jan. 6th,” the lawmaker wrote.
Cassidy asked anyone with information on the riot to contact the FBI.
Dozens of people from across the nation have already been charged in the mayhem, which saw supporters of President Trump swamp the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the election victory of political rival Joe Biden.