TOPSHOT - Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
Virginia man arrested in Lancaster County guilty in Jan. 6 case, faces theft case in county
By Dan Nephin/LNP | LancasterOnline
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A Virginia man who took part in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot and was arrested several weeks later at an East Cocalico Township motel was convicted Tuesday for his actions at the U.S. Capitol.
A federal jury in Washington, D.C., convicted Zachary Jordan Alam, 31, of assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous or deadly weapon, destruction of government property and related offenses following a trial that started Monday.
During the attack, in which thousands of Donald Trump supporters tried to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, Alam entered the Capitol through a broken window. He and other rioters were recorded forcing their way past police inside the Main Door Hall.