The man was seen in multiple photos standing inside the U.S. Capitol building, donning a Trump flag and a visible ID from his place of work.
"A Maryland printing company has fired one of its employees and contacted the FBI after learning he was a member of the mob that broke into the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, a fairly easy discovery since the man wore his work ID badge during the well-photographed attempt to derail Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
After the mob forced its way into the Capitol, photographers captured a striking image of several people standing defiantly in a hallway, including so-called “Q Shaman” Jake Angeli, a Trump protest regular whose Viking horns and face paint have turned him into a minor celebrity among believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
A man carrying a Trump campaign flag stood next to Angeli, and some Twitter users quickly realized he was also wearing what appeared to be an ID badge from the Maryland-based direct mail printing company Navistar Direct Marketing.
Navistar confirmed Thursday one of its employees was spotted at the Capitol, writing in a Facebook post that the man (whom Navistar did not identify) was fired for cause.
Navistar has reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigationabout the man, a company spokesperson told Forbes (D.C. police identified him Thursday morning as a person of interest for unlawful entry into the Capitol).
“[Any] employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity,” Navistar wrote on Facebook.
Local and federal authorities are working to identify the Trump supporters who broke into the Capitol building and forced members of Congress to take shelter. The mob was heavily photographed by both journalists and participants, flooding social media with images the Federal Bureau of Investigation and D.C. police are now trying to use to track down suspects, though U.S. Capitol Police arrested just 14 people on Wednesday."