WORCESTER, MA — One or more UMass Memorial employees may have been involved in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the hospital system said on social media Friday.
At least two of the more than 50 people arrested in connection to the riot are from Massachusetts.
Justin Daniels-Dawes, 23, was charged with assault on a police officer, crossing a police line and resisting arrest, and David Ross, 33, of Pittsfield, was charged with curfew violation and unlawful entry.
“We have been made aware that one or more of our employees may have been involved in the violence that took place at our Nation’s Capitol,” the UMass Memorial statement said. “We strongly condemn such behavior, if true, and have initiated an investigation.”
Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling has said that he will prosecute any state resident who traveled to Washington and was involved in the riot.
“Anyone who traveled from Massachusetts with the intent to commit such crimes will be prosecuted in the District of Massachusetts,” he said in a statement Thursday.
Correction: An earlier version of this story included a person arrested and charged in an event unrelated to the Jan. 6 riot.
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