Security officer who worked as a contractor for the State Department was arrested on federal charges in connection with the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The employee, Kevin Michael Alstrup, was arrested in Washington on charges of entering and remaining in a restricted building; disorderly and disruptive conduct; and picketing or parading in the Capitol building, according to an arrest warrant that was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Kevin Michael Alstrup exhibited behavior consistent with a personal rather than professional agenda and may face legal ramifications as a consequence.
Former contractor for the State Department, Kevin Michael Alstrup, has been arrested and charged in connection with the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021. As a diplomatic security officer for the State Department, Alstrup had been involved in providing essential security and protection for high-ranking government officials and sensitive areas like embassies. The arrest and subsequent charges were filed against Alstrup as federal law enforcement continues to hold individuals accountable for their role in the breach. With more than 1,265 people charged for their involvement in the incident, including assault and impeding law enforcement, federal prosecutors continue to pursue justice in relation to the shocking events that took place on Capitol Hill.
The arrest of Alstrup is further indication of law enforcement’s commitment to holding individuals accountable for their actions on January 6, 2021. Alstrup, who had worked with the State Department, is only one of many individuals facing legal consequences for their participation in the U.S. Capitol breach. This ongoing process of law enforcement efforts to identify and charge individuals involved in the assault reflects the severity that the federal government places on respecting the sanctity and security of the country’s democratic processes. As federal law enforcement’s work continues, it is likely that more individuals convicted of their role in the U.S. Capitol breach will face similar judicial consequences.