Mark Leffingwell Biography — Wiki
Mark Leffingwell is a Seattle man who allegedly entered the Senate side of the Capitol during the siege, and when stopped by law enforcement, struck an officer in the helmet and chest, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a release.
He was charged in federal court after police said he struck an officer during the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday.
Mark Leffingwell Age
Mark Leffingwell is 51 years old.
Mark Leffingwell charged in federal court following US Capitol siege
Capitol Police officer Daniel Amendola said he encountered Leffingwell while forming a barrier with other officers to block a crowd from entering the Senate wing of the Capitol through a first-floor window, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
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Supporters of President Donald Trump told reporters and posted to social media that they aimed to disrupt Congress from certifying the presidential election results. Mark Leffingwell was charged Thursday with assaulting a federal police officer during the riots at the U.S Capitol on Wednesday.
Mark Leffingwell of Seattle was among the crowd in the hallway of the Senate wing of the Capitol building, according to charging documents. While police attempted to create a barrier to prevent further entry, a Capitol police officer said Leffingwell punched him in the chest and on his helmet.
The officer took him into custody, according to the charging papers.
What we know so far about Mark Leffingwell
Leffingwell was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, assault on a federal law enforcement officer, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
He was released on his personal recognizance to his wife and is required to check in with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. weekly, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. KING 5 has reached out to Leffingwell’s attorney for comment.
Federal investigations continue.