A man who was photographed carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) lectern during the Capitol riot earlier this week has been arrested.
The man, identified as Adam Christian Johnson, 36, was taken to a local prison in Pinellas County, Fla., on Friday night and is being held under a federal warrant, the Miami Herald reported.
Johnson was recognized on social media after a picture of him holding a lectern in the Capitol rotunda was viral, according to local media reports.
The FBI announced on Thursday that it was searching for Johnson and others who participated in Wednesday’s violence.
The Miami Herald reported that Johnson is a stay-at-home-dad of five and lives with his wife in Parrish. He is currently awaiting trial, according to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office records.
Earlier this week police made 52 arrests in connection to the chaos at the Capitol. Twenty-six of the 52 arrests were made on Capitol grounds.
The Justice Department announced charges against 13 people on Friday in connection to the violence, including charges against a sitting West Virginia legislator and another accused of stealing items from Pelosi’s office, The Hill reported.
Former AP’s editor Ted Bridis commented: “Man photographed carrying speaker’s lectern in Capitol insurrection, identified as Adam Christian Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Fla., never voted for Trump: Voter registration records show he is non-party affiliated, hasn’t voted in any election since he first registered in Sept 2002.”