GLENSHAW, Pa. (KDKA) – A Shaler Area substitute teacher was arrested Friday morning in connection with the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
According to FBI-Pittsburgh, Robert Morss of Glenshaw is facing charges of assaulting, existing, or impeding certain officers, civil disorder, robbery of personal property of the United States, and obstruction of an official proceeding.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: What Will The Revised Credit Mean For Families?
Investigators say Morss entered the Capitol wearing tan camouflage clothing with a tactical vest, scissors tucked into the vest, tan gloves and a red baseball hat. Picture show the man entering the Capitol through a tunnel, and he later entered through a broken window.
When the rioters attempted to enter the Capitol, Morss allegedly grabbed an officer’s baton and attempted to rip it away. Investigators say body camera footage captured Morss saying, “You guys are betraying us,” to Capitol Police.
Morss and other rioters allegedly climbed through a broken window into the Capitol and entered a hideaway office reserved for members of Congress but was vacant on that day.READ MORE: DOJ: 3 More Western Pa. Natives Taken Into Custody In Connection With Capitol Riots
Once Morss and other rioters entered the room, they allegedly damaged furniture and turned over the room.
It is unknown if Morss was one of the rioters responsible for breaking the furniture and handing it to other rioters who used them to attack officers guarding the Lower West Terrace doors.
A search of financial records found that Morss took an Uber from Virginia to Washington D.C. the morning of January 6.MORE NEWS: Man Dies After Falling From Roof Of Building On South Park Fairground
If he receives the maximum sentence, he could spend decades in prison.