The FBI arrested a Pennsylvania woman accused of using a bullhorn to direct rioters during the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol, NBC News reports.
On Thursday, Rachel Powell was taken into custody after she turned herself in. Authorities then transferred her to Butler County Prison at around 1 a.m. on Friday. Agents who secured a search warrant raided Powell’s Sandy Lake home hours before she turned herself in. The single mother of eight lives about 65 miles north of Pittsburgh.
Powell is looking at a slew of charges, including obstruction, depredation of government property, restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon, restricted building or grounds, and violent entry or disorderly conduct, prosecutors said. Images of Powell were given to FBI agents. In the photos, Powell can be seen “wearing a pink hat and a black jacket with a fur-lined hoodie.” The FBI tweeted a photo of Powell asking the online community to help them find the domestic terrorist.
“Help the #FBI identify this woman who allegedly unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, submit a tip to http://fbi.gov/USCapitol. When providing a tip on any of the below photos, please refer to photograph 110. http://ow.ly/5akR50Daxws @ FBIWFO,” the organization wrote.
On Jan. 6, videos show Powell using a battering ram to destroy windows and using a bullhorn to guide her fellow domestic terrorists during the attack. Powell can be heard telling rioters they had “another window to break” and should “coordinate together if you are going to take this building,” the affidavit said. Powell is set to appear in court this Friday afternoon.
Help the #FBI identify this woman who allegedly unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, submit a tip to https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH. When providing a tip on any of the below photos, please refer to photograph 110. https://t.co/QkV52OYdZ2 @FBIWFO pic.twitter.com/iANB6bZ96z
— FBI (@FBI) January 17, 2021