Virginia National Guard corporal Jacob Fracker and fellow police officer charged in U.S. Capitol riot


The U.S. Army said that Jacob Fracker — one of the two off-duty Virginia police officers who have been arrested on federal charges related to the Capitol riot — is a corporal in the Virginia National Guard.

Fracker is the first known active military service member charged in the assault on the halls of Congress.

The disclosure of Fracker’s status as a guardsman comes as thousands of National Guard service members, some of them armed, provide security in and around the Capitol in the wake of the deadly riot Jan. 6.

President Donald Trump was impeached Tuesday for inciting the mob, which objected to the election of Joe Biden as president.


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