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One of the longest images of an attack on a government agency in the United States is a long-haired, bearded man wearing a black sweater with crossed skull graphics and the words “Camp Auschwitz” in large font.
The FBI, in an affidavit released before court on Wednesday, stated that he was 56-year-old Robert Packer from Newport News, Virginia.
Packer was arrested at his home following the affidavit and appeared Wednesday in a virtual hearing before U.S. Judge Douglas Miller in Norfolk.Packer faces two offenses. : Deliberately entering or being in a building or restricted area without legal authority And the violent entry and disorderly operation of the governmental area
The testimony said Packer was first identified by “the media” and that the FBI matched a photograph at the Capitol with a Packer’s driver’s license. England
Auschwitz camp refers to the elaborate German labor concentration camps and extermination camps in occupied Poland during World War II that killed more than 1 million people, mostly Jews. Packer sweaters also have the word “work to bring freedom,” a mismatch of the German slogan above the entrance to the camp “arbeit macht frei.
Packer was released on his own perception, according to the Norfolk NBC affiliate WAVY.He was not required to post a bond. But ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C., he has a virtual court hearing scheduled for Jan. 19 in the U.S. District Court for D.C.
Washington Acting Attorney Michael Sherwin said hundreds of people were expected to be charged in connection with the assault of the agency.
The affidavit included a Dec. 11 security camera photo of Packer wearing the same sweater in a store near Newport News.An unidentified witness contacted the FBI to say Packer was a regular customer. At the shop Witnesses do not know the name of the packer.