As reported by Fox News, an active-duty United States Marine major was arrested and then formally charged Thursday, May 13, in connection to his alleged participation in the January 6 U.S. Capitol Building riot. The major was identified by an unnamed source.

Major Christopher Warnagiris, 40, was arrested and charged with five federal felonies. His charges include Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Federal Law Enforcement Officers, Obstruction of Justice, Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder, Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds and Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds.

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Supporters of then-President Donald Trump surround the U.S. Capitol following a rally on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Identified, Charged, and Arrested

Warnagiris made his first court appearance Thursday following his arrest. He said he has yet to secure an attorney.

The Justice Department said in a released statement:

“Warnagiris violently entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, after pushing through a line of police officers guarding the East Rotunda doors. Once inside, Warnagiris positioned himself in the corner of the doorway, using his body to keep the door open and pull others inside. When a U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officer tried to pull the doors shut, Warnagiris refused and continued pushing it open. Warnagiris can be seen pushing the officer in an effort to maintain his position in the open door.”

The full criminal complaint and charging documents can be viewed here.

“In the first 120 days after Jan. 6, approximately 440 individuals have been arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, including over 125 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing,” the DoJ added.

According to the Marine Corps Times, Major Warnagiris is an active-duty field officer assigned to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Staff Training Program in Quantico, Virginia.