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Florida firefighter is arrested after photo showed him pointing at a placard for Speaker Pelosi in US Capitol Building

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A Florida firefighter was arrested for unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to court documents, after a photo surfaced of him wearing a Trump 2020 hat and pointing at a placard for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the US Capitol.

(CNN)A Florida firefighter was arrested for unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to court documents, after a photo surfaced of him wearing a Trump 2020 hat and pointing at a placard for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the US Capitol.

Andrew Williams, a firefighter-paramedic with the Sanford Fire Department, appeared in federal court Tuesday and was released on a $25,000 signature bond, according to the court documents.

The Sanford Fire Department launched an investigation into Williams' involvement after the photo circulated online.

Fire Chief Craig Radzak confirmed it was Williams in the photo and said that Williams had been with the department as a firefighter-paramedic since October 2016.

Williams has been placed on administrative leave without pay, according to an updated release from the fire department.

As one of the bail conditions, Williams must appear at all court proceedings.

Records from federal court in Florida show that Williams' case is being transferred to the District of Columbia.

He is allowed to travel to DC as necessary for court appearances, according to the conditions.

The Sanford Fire Department has suspended its investigation pending the conclusion of the federal investigation, according to its statement.

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