Capitol riot suspect was previously cited at Schaumburg demonstration
A 40-year-old Chicago man facing federal charges alleging he took part in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol was cited by Schaumburg police in the fall for disorderly conduct during a political demonstration, authorities said.
Kevin Lyons received the citation at the intersection of Golf and Meacham roads, where pro- and anti-Trump groups have been gathering for competing demonstrations since last year.
Schaumburg Police Chief Bill Wolf said such citations, alleging a violation of village ordinance, have been issued when people antagonized other demonstrators and disobeyed officers' orders to move back.
Lyons is charged with federal misdemeanor counts of entering a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds stemming from the riots two weeks ago. A photo briefly posted to his Instagram account showed a sign that read "Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi."
Wolf said the weekly Schaumburg demonstrations have been almost entirely peaceful prior to this past Sunday, when a pro-Trump demonstrator slapped a phone out of the hand of an anti-Trump demonstrator. That incident remains under investigation.
In the early fall, a report of a suspicious vehicle driving near the pro-Trump group led to a person being charged with possession of a gun without Firearm Owners ID card. But there was no indication that the person intended harm, Wolf said.
• Daily Herald news services contributed to this report.