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At least 3 from Florida charged in US Capitol breach

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 17:08:17-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — At least three men from Florida have been charged with unlawful entry in the chaotic breach of the U.S. Capitol by a mob supporting President Donald Trump.

In addition, officials say a Florida firefighter has been placed on leave after photos surfaced of him participating in Wednesday’s violent event.

The U.S. Capitol Police say John Anderson of St. Augustine and Michael Curzio of Summerfield are facing the unlawful entry charges.

It wasn’t immediately clear Thursday whether they had lawyers to represent them.

Officials say Sanford Fire Department firefighter Andy Williams is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.