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Topeka man arrested, charged in Capitol riots

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 14:56:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Topeka, Kansas, man has been arrested in connection to the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the FBI said Friday.

William Pope was taken into custody without incident by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and Topeka police.

Pope faces seven federal charges, including:

  • Obstruction or impeding any official proceeding
  • Civil disorder
  • Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building
  • Impeding passage through the Capitol grounds of buildings
  • Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building

His brother, Michael Pope, was arrested in Idaho Friday on the same charges.

William Pope arrest comes a day after two Olathe men and a Blue Springs, Missouri man were also arrested for their roles in the Capitol riots.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.