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Group associated with Stephen Colbert arrested and charged with unlawful entry at Capitol

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 6/17/2022 Daniel Chaitin, Jerry Dunleavy
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People associated with Stephen Colbert's late-night comedy show were arrested on the U.S. Capitol grounds on Thursday night, according to a new report.

Members of the group, initially on location around the time of a Jan. 6 committee hearing, were charged with unlawful entry and released after they were found in Longworth House Office Building after it closed to the public, Fox News reported Friday. The Capitol Police did not identify who was arrested but did acknowledge charges.

“On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building," Capitol Police said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner. “Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway.”

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“The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day," the statement added. “They were charged with Unlawful Entry. This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”

Among those arrested and charged was Robert Smigel, known for being the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a congressional source told Fox News.

The Late Show Stephen Colbert is a late-night comedy show that airs on CBS. The Washington Examiner reached out to CBS media representatives for comment.

 

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