Marion County man faces more charges for breaching Capitol during riot, records show
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A Marion County man who has been arrested twice now for entering the House atrium during a deadly riot at the Capitol earlier this month is now facing additional charges, records show. Michael Curzio, of Summerfield, was initially taken into custody in the House on Jan. 6 then arrested again in Marion County on Jan. 14. Curzio and the five others who were with him in the area were arrested and issued citations to appear, records show. According to online records, Curzio served eight years in prison on a charge of attempted first-degree murder. Several Florida men have been arrested in connection with the violence at the Capitol, including a Sanford firefighter and local Proud Boys organizer.
Trust Index: Was Antifa involved in attack on the Capitol?
When supporters of former President Donald Trump violently broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the melee left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer. Even though many of the rioters waved Trump flags and wore Trump hats, some Republican politicians quickly blamed the intrusion on Antifa. According to Bray, Antifa gained new prominence in the United States in 2017 after a clash with the white supremacist, Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “The left in America has incited far more political violence than the right,” Gaetz has also said on the floor of the House of Representatives. Based on information from the FBI, the Anti-Defamation League and a historian, we give the claim of Antifa being involved in the attack on the Capitol a rating of Not True on the Trust Index.
FBI arrests another Florida man in US Capitol siege
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FBI has arrested a North Florida man on two federal charges stemming from the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol. In one, he turned the camera to show his face while at the Capitol and detailed what he had done. His arrest marks a handful of people from Florida who have been arrested in the two weeks since hundreds of pro-Trump supporters rushed the Capitol building with lawmakers inside certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win. Local arrests include Sanford firefighter Andrew Williams who was pictured inside the Capitol building during the large-scale riot, according to the FBI, and a Marion County man who was arrested twice.