Former State Department security officer arrested on Jan. 6 charges
A former U.S. State Department security officer was arrested Tuesday after being identified as having been at the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
State of play: As a diplomatic security officer, Kevin Michael Alstrup was familiar with providing security and protection for high-ranking government officials or sensitive locations, according to the FBI affidavit.
Driving the news: Alstrup was captured on surveillance footage entering the Capitol, camera in hand, and taking photos.
- Investigators identified him using Google location data that showed a device associated with his email address was on Capitol grounds or within the building itself during the riot.
Where it stands: Alstrup was charged with four misdemeanor counts including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or ground, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
- Alstrup, who was as a third-party contractor, no longer works for the State Department, ABC News reports.
- The State Department did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.