(WXYZ) — The FBI has released dozens of photos of suspects they are looking for in connection to the violence at the Capitol building on Wednesday.
The photos show people throughout the Capitol.
U. S. Attorney Matthew Schneider in Detroit says they are not looking for Trump supporters who were outside of the Capitol with peaceful protests.
“What we need the help from the public is to identify the people in those photographs who were committing acts of violence,” Attorney Schneider said.
On a conference call with the media, the feds in Washington say they’ve identified and charged 70 people so far, but their case is “fluid, ongoing and evolving.”
They also say they will follow the evidence where it leads but for now they have no plans to charge President Trump or others who fired up the crowd of Trump supporters outside of the White House before the crowd marched on the capitol.
The FBI has agents in all 56 field offices working on the case on tips but also deep dives into cell phones at the capitol used for calls, texts, social media posts.
U. S Attorney Schneider says there are two levels of charges including misdemeanors of trespassing, unlawful entry of the Capitol, and destruction of property under $1,000. Serious charges of destruction of property over $1,000, assaulting a federal officer, inciting a riot, engaging in a seditious conspiracy, and planting a bomb could result in several years in prison.
The feds say charges so far include Richard Garnett arrested in Arkansas after the picture surfaced of him sitting at the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Lonnie Coffman of Alabama who was in possession of 11 Molotov cocktails, 2 handguns and an M4 assault rifle.
West Virginia Republican State Legislator, Derrick Evans is charged with entering a restricted area (the Capitol). A video of him is on YouTube:
Anyone with information or who witnesses anything is asked to call the FBI's tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) OR submit information at fbi.gov/USCapitol. You can also contact your local FBI office.