Wyoming Only One Of Six States That Has Seen No Arrests From Capitol Riot

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming is one of only six states that has seen none of its residents arrested for participating in the U.S. Capitol riot earlier this year.

More than 440 people have been arrested so far in connection with the Capitol siege that occurred on Jan. 6 at the same time Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election that confirmed Joe Biden as the winner over former President Donald Trump.

Five people died as a result of the attack.

The people who have been arrested have come from all over the nation, except for six states: Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont and Mississippi, according to Yahoo News.

The largest number of arrests have come from Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida, respectively.

While some people from Wyoming did attend a rally held by Trump not long before the attack occurred at the Capitol, no one from the state has yet been identified as taking part in the riot.

Men outnumber women among those arrested by 7 to 1, with an average age of 39. A total of 44 are military veterans.

More than 60 of those arrested so far face some of the most serious charges: assaulting officers with the U.S. Capitol Police and Washington’s Metropolitan Police departments.

Officials said 140 officers were injured during the riot.

A majority of the arrests have resulted from posts on social media accounts.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is continuing to make arrests in the case, though.

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for the role he allegedly played in inciting the riot during the rally he held just hours beforehand.

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