Arrested Capitol insurrectionist was part of presidential helicopter crew for Marine One
Photos: Screen captures from indictment

According to military records obtained by CNN, John Andries, who was arrested in February for his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, had served as part of the crew for Marine One during George W. Bush's administration.

Records show that he "served in the Marine Corps from 2004 to 2009 and was assigned to the Marine Helicopter Squadron One, the unit responsible for transporting the president, also known as HMX-1," said CNN. "Andries was not a pilot, but his records indicate he was a Helicopter Crew Chief."

"Prosecutors say Andries, 35, breached lightly-protected barriers outside the Capitol and entered the building through a broken window," said CNN. "Video footage shows him facing off with police inside the Crypt, in the basement of the complex, getting "within inches" of officers but not physically engaging with them, prosecutors said."

According to another CNN report last month, veterans are disproportionately represented among the nearly 300 Capitol attackers facing charges. Several are also allegedly part of extremist groups, like militias or right-wing groups.

There were two tips sent to the FBI about Andries. He has pleaded not guilty to five federal charges: entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, violent entry into the Capitol, impeding passage through the Capitol and unlawful demonstration at the Capitol, the report said.

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