Christopher Warnagiris Wiki – Biography
An active duty US Marine Corps officer was arrested for his alleged actions in the January 6 Capitol riot.
Christopher Warnagiris is accused of pushing a police officer into violently breaking into the Capitol Building and keeping a door open to other rebels.
Christopher Warnagiris Age
He Is 40 Year Old
Why Christopher Warnagiris Arrested, Investigation
Marine Major Warnagiris, 40, from the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia, was arrested Thursday and became the first known active-duty soldier charged in the riot investigation. Prosecutors said Warnagiris had pushed past the Capitol and a series of police officers guarding the gates of the East Rotunda. Prosecutors said he settled in the corner of the door as soon as he entered and used his body to keep the door open and pull others in.
Prosecutors said that when they tried to close the doors to prevent a police officer from entering the building, Warnagiris tried to open the door further. The officer ordered Warnagiris to come out the door, but he did not obey, and the two later began the fight. The officer recalled that he was trying to get Warnagiris out of the way, and Warnagiris allegedly pushed back to maintain his position at the door. On the day of the attack, prosecutors said Warnagiris wore a dark-colored jacket with a green zipper, a military green backpack, and black and tan gloves. The photos of Warnagiris were then posted on the FBI’s online wanted list, where a whistleblower knew him. Tipster determined that Warnagiris was an active sailor and said they had worked together for about six months in 2019.
FBI agents visited Warnagiris’s military command and met with a colleague who had been working with him for nearly nine months, who had verified his identity. Prosecutors said that about 440 people were arrested on charges related to the Capitol riot, more than 125 of whom were charged with attacking or obstructing law enforcement.
A total of at least 45 current or former soldiers were arrested in the riot investigation, according to military records and court documents from CBS News. Four of them are part-time soldiers currently enrolled in the military – two in the Army Reserve and two in the National Guard.