A Florida man and former USF student caught carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during Wednesday’s mob in Washington D.C. was arrested Friday night and was being held at the Pinellas County Jail, according to arrest records.
Adam Christian Johnson, 36, was booked under a federal warrant, according to arrest records. His first appearance before a judge is scheduled for Monday, FBI spokesperson Andrea Aprea told the Tampa Bay Times.
Johnson was identified across the internet after posting a picture on Facebook next to Capitol Building signs stating “closed for all tours” with the caption “No.” His Facebook profile subsequently began circulating the internet where he identified himself as a former USF psychology student.
“There is an individual named Adam Christian Johnson of that age who attended the University of South Florida on the Sarasota-Manatee campus from spring 2015 through fall 2016,” said university spokesperson Adam Freeman in an email to The Oracle. “He majored in psychology, but did not earn a degree from the university.”
On Twitter, users began sharing Johnson’s personal information, including his date of birth and details about his family to aid the FBI investigation in finding those involved in Wednesday’s riots.
Johnson has five children and lives with his wife in Parrish, according to the Bradenton Herald.
A protein that could provide assistance to the progression of a protein-based therapy for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) has been tested by researchers at the Morsani College of Medicine, ultimately leading to successful results, according to lead investigator Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis. Effects of apolipoprotein A1, a “good cholesterol” on endothelial cells, were examined in […]
After attending club meetings and events at the Marshall Student Center (MSC), alum Honor Waghorne rarely had to worry about where she would get dinner. As a 2018 graduate, Waghorne experienced the later operating hours of the dining options in the MSC. Since Chick-fil-A moved to the BullPen and Bento Sushi and Panera Bread were […]
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The evening before Hurricane Ian was expected to make landfall in Tampa Bay as a Category 4 storm, senior health sciences major Anna-Jean Wilson shrugged off her anxieties and packed a bag for an indefinite stay at the emergency shelter at Erwin Technical College as an EMT. Wilson, alongside 15 other University Emergency Medicine Student […]
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After years of delay, construction of a 30-foot bouldering center on campus is underway at the Recreation and Wellness Center. It’s expected to be completed by early November or spring semester at the latest, according to Director of Recreation and Wellness Jay Souza. The bouldering wall, which will replace one of the racquetball courts parallel […]