MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Florida firefighter is under investigation for taking part in Wednesday’s breach at the US Capitol.
The investigation stems from a photo widely circulated online showing a man inside the Capitol building wearing a Trump 2020 hat and pointing at a placard for house speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi’s office was vandalized and other photos show rioters sitting at her desk.
Sanford’s fire chief confirms it is Andrew Williams, a firefighter and paramedic who’s been with the fire department for more than four years.
A photo emailed to News 6 has led to the identification of a Sanford firefighter who was among the President Donald Trump supporters who entered the Capitol building on Wednesday. https://t.co/PPPq2Yorfk
— News 6 WKMG (@news6wkmg) January 7, 2021
“We are aware and the firefighter is employed with the Sanford Fire Department. The Sanford Fire Department has begun an Administrative Investigation into the information,” a statement from the department read.
The chief says they are trying to determine if there were any violations of city policies or laws.
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Williams has been placed on leave with pay.
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