Capitol rioter ‘Helmet Boy’ arrested in Pennsylvania after household suggestions off FBI

Zachary Alam, known as “Helmet Boy,” was arrested for his role in the Capitol insurrection on 6 January. (US District Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia)
Zachary Alam, often called “Helmet Boy,” was arrested for his function within the Capitol riot on 6 January. (US District Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia)

Another Capitol rioter has been recognized and arrested, this time due to a member of the family tipping off the legislation enforcement.

Zachary Alam was arrested for his half within the US Capitol riot on 6 January.

“Helmet Boy”, as Mr Alam grew to become recognized, allegedly used a helmet to smash the window to the Speaker’s Lobby within the US Capitol, which connects to the House of Representatives.

Mr Alam was arrested on 30 January within the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

He faces prices of assaulting a federal officer, obstructing legislation enforcement engaged in official duties indicent to civil dysfunction, knowingly getting into or remaining in any restricted constructing or grounds with out lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Mr Alam was turned in after a member of the family tipped off the FBI.

According to the FBI, Mr Alam apparently instructed the member of the family that “he was sorry for what he had done at the US Capitol but he was not going to turn himself into authorities because he did not want to go to jail”.

Prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office declare Mr Alam will be seen “punching the glass panels of the doors immediately behind the officers, causing the glass to splinter” and later throwing his physique towards a legislation enforcement officer making an attempt to protect a door.

“Shortly thereafter, he took a black-colored helmet from an individual with a yellow ‘Don’t tread on me’ flag, took off his fur-lined hat and red baseball hat, and violently struck the middle glass panel repeatedly with the helmet, further shattering the window,” the criticism towards Mr Alam reads.

Mr Alam’s actions had been tied to these of Ashli Babbit, the QAnon-supporting Capitol rioter who was shot and killed whereas making an attempt to climb by means of a window. Mr Alam allegedly smashed the window that Mr Babbit was making an attempt to climb by means of when she was killed.

“After the shot, [Mr Alam] backed away toward the stairwell next to the U.S. Capitol Police tactical unit,” the criticism reads.

In addition to sporting a fur-lined trapper hat and purple MAGA cap, Mr Alam was additionally sporting a black and gold trimmed shirt, and carrying a black and gold trimmed helmet. Black and gold is usually warn by the Proud Boys, a violent avenue gang that attends demonstrations with the hopes of beginning brawls with the individuals. Member of the Proud Boys participated within the violence on the Capitol.

It is unknown if Mr Alam has any affiliation, formal or in any other case, with the Proud Boys. He was arrested in Pennsylvania, so his use of the colors may merely be a sign that he is a fan of Pittsburgh sports activities.

According to USA Today, there have been 182 Capitol rioters arrested on federal prices, together with these arrested by the Capitol Police and DC Metro Police on the day of the assault.

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