Update: One Capitol traipser ordered held for at least two days, other released on own recognizance.
The FBI today scooped up two local right wingers on charges they participated in the failed coup attempt at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, thanks in part to local Twitter users who IDed them in a photo of stormin' Y'all-Qaedists in a Capitol hallway.
Sue Ianni of Natick and Mark Sahady of Malden, two organizers of the white-supremacist Super Happy Fun America, will be formally charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds at the arraignments in US District Court in Boston this afternoon.
Ianni is an elected Town Meeting member in Natick, where officials, never faced with the issue before, concluded they could not expel her from the post. She helped organize buses of fellow seditionists from Massachusetts to Washington.
In an affidavit on Sahady's case, an FBI agent wrote:
Following the invasion of the Capitol, private individuals and the media began posting and identifying people who were at the riot and entered the Capitol building. One such photograph shows SAHADY and Known Person 1 standing together in the Capitol building during the invasion. The photograph appeared on a number of public forums, such as Twitter, as individuals worked successfully to identify SAHADY through other pictures and information. ...
Based on my review of the evidence and law enforcement data to include government photographs of SAHADY, I can corroborate MetroWest’s identification, locating SAHADY pictured below, standing in the Capitol building in a red and blue hat next to Known Person 1.
Known Person 1 is Ianni. In his affidavit in Ianni's case, he uses that phrase to refer to Sahady.