A Wisconsin man who posted on Facebook that he was among those wanted for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol during last week’s deadly riot was arrested in Eau Claire on Tuesday and faces charges in federal court.
Kevin Daniel Loftus, 52, appeared in federal court on Tuesday and was released from custody. He was arrested for illegally entering either house of Congress or adjacent areas, and disorderly conduct on the grounds of the Capitol.
The criminal complaint shows pictures posted on Facebook and other social media sources of the man identified as Loftus holding an American flag and smiling inside the Capitol in the halls of Congress.
The complaint shows social media comments by Loftus saying “One of 700 inside” and “That’s right folks some of us are in it to win it.”
ARRESTED: Kevin Daniel Loftus, 52, from Eau Claire Wisconsin was arrested for illegally entering the Capitol and disorderly conduct on the grounds of the Capitol. https://t.co/qZ1SkdpcY0 pic.twitter.com/PNwxLwek4s
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 13, 2021
Video posted to Twitter shows Loftus describing his actions during the Capitol attack and how he was able to get inside the building.
Protestor tells his story of getting inside the capitol pic.twitter.com/EdKUN1h0gM
— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) January 6, 2021
Loftus also commented on a Facebook post about police releasing photos of suspects in the Capitol riots.
“I am wanted by the FBI for illegal entry,” he said. The complaint said the FBI interviewed Loftus in Eau Claire on Saturday and he admitted to walking into the Capitol on Jan. 6 where he took several photos.
During an interview with the FBI, Loftus admitted to walking into the Capitol.