A Trump supporter who was spotted in the crowd of rioters storming the Capitol last week wearing a ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt has been arrested.
The man, identified as Robert Keith Packer, 56 was arrested by federal authorities and turned over to U.S. Marshals on Wednesday according to a local news outlet.
Packer has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He is expected to make his first court appearance some time after noon today.
Packer, a former welder and pipe-fitter stood out among the crowd of insurrectionists storming the Capitol last Wednesday for wearing a sweatshirt that glorifies the Nazi concentration camp where more than 1 million people were killed during World War II.
The bottom of his shirt stated, “Work brings freedom,” which is a translation of the phrase “Arbeit macht frei” that was on the concentration camp’s gates. Sources describe him as “long-time extremist who has had run-ins with the law.”
Packer was charged for trespassing in 2016. He also has three DUIs and a felony conviction for forging public records, according to CNN.