Pictures of Packer’s anti-Semitic sweatshirt rapidly went viral on social media. His apparel follows a pattern current at violent Trump-supporting protests nationwide and is without doubt one of the quite a few anti-Semitic symbols and messages seen in the course of the Capitol riots, in accordance with The Associated Press. 

In line with a felony grievance written by FBI Particular Agent Paul Fisher, a cooperating witness alerted the FBI that he acknowledged the person sporting the sweatshirt within the media protection of the Capitol riots as Packer, CBS News reported. Packer was allegedly a frequent buyer at his retailer and he was in a position to present the FBI a photograph of Packer inside his retailer during which Packer was sporting the identical sweatshirt on Dec. 11.

After evaluating Packer’s driver’s license to the riot pictures and safety footage supplied by the witness, the FBI was in a position to affirm Packer’s identification. After his arrest he was held on the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk, CBS Information affiliate WTKR-TV reported.

He then appeared just about earlier than a federal Justice of the Peace decide Wednesday. In line with The Washington Post, a prosecutor in the course of the federal court docket listening to mentioned the federal government wouldn’t be looking for Parker’s detention.

In a transparent instance of white privilege, whereas Packer was not requested to enter a plea earlier than U.S. Justice of the Peace Choose Douglas E. Miller, Miller mentioned Packer could be launched with out bail on a private recognizance bond.

His solely circumstances had been that he keep out of Washington, D.C. for causes aside from to be in court docket for his case and attend his subsequent court docket date set for Jan.19.

Whereas he didn’t establish who would characterize him within the case, in the course of the listening to Packer famous that he meant to rent his personal lawyer.

Greater than 70 individuals are going through federal and native fees related to the Capitol riots that befell on Jan. 6., Appearing U.S. Legal professional for Washington, D.C. Michael Sherwin said in a Tuesday press conference. In line with Sherwin, the FBI has opened investigations into not less than 170 extra people. Moreover, Rep. Jason Crow confirmed that legislation enforcement officers have opened not less than 25 domestic terrorism instances. Social media and different footage shared from the riots is enabling investigators to establish suspects throughout the nation for fees of illegal entry, disorderly conduct, theft, assault, and weapons violations.