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Officials say three other Florida men, including one linked to a far-right group, were arrested for storming the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

WASHINGTON — Three other Florida men, including one linked to a far-right group, have been arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising, officials said.

Alan Fischer III, 28, of Tampa; Zachary Johnson, 33, of St. Petersburg; and Dion Rajewski, 61, of Largo; were arrested Thursday and charged with civil disorder, according to federal court records. Fischer and Rajewski are further charged with assaulting, resisting or embarrassing certain officers with a dangerous weapon.

The men are being prosecuted in Washington, DC, in federal court.

According to a criminal complaint, Fischer marched to the Capitol with members of the Proud Boys, a group that describes itself as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka the western chauvinists.

Fischer was part of a group that confronted law enforcement at an arched entrance to a passageway in the building, officials said. The group collectively pushed the officers, sometimes swinging in a coordinated fashion, to get inside the building, authorities said. Fischer then moved to the Capitol’s west facade, where he threw chairs, an orange traffic cone and a pole toward the officers, prosecutors said.

Johnson and Rajewski are charged with possessing pepper spray, and Johnson is charged with aiding and abetting its use against officers. Johnson also carried a hammer, officials said.

Online records did not mention lawyers for any of the men.

Since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 725 people have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, officials said. More than 70 of those arrested are from Florida. More than 225 people have been charged with assaulting or obstructing law enforcement.

3 more Florida men charged in US Capitol attack

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