On June 16, an individual identified as Alan Michael St. Onge, 35, of Brevard, NC, was arrested on a felony charge of civil disorder and three misdemeanors, for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
St. Onge's Actions
According to court documents, St. Onge was seen in camera footage at the east and west sides of the Capitol and near an entrance to the U.S. Capitol building at the Lower West Terrace (LWT) tunnel. He participated in the breach of the police barricade on the east plaza of the U.S. Capitol before traveling to the LWT tunnel, where he pushed against the police line.
Publicly available video shows St. Onge pushing against the barricades along with other rioters shortly before the police line on the east plaza was overrun. After the police line was breached, St. Onge then made his way to the west front of the Capitol, where numerous police officers were protecting the building.
At the entrance to the LWT tunnel, St. Onge received a stolen U.S. Capitol Police riot shield from another member of the crowd. St. Onge was then located inside the tunnel and seen in CCTV footage pushing against the police line.
St. Onge's Arrest
St. Onge was arrested in North Carolina and made his initial appearance in the Western District of North Carolina. He is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with civil disorder, a felony, and the following misdemeanors: entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, and impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings.
Ongoing Investigation of January 6 Capitol Riot
In the 29 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,000 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including nearly 350 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.
The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Charlotte and Washington Field Offices, with valuable assistance provided by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department. Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.