Sanford firefighter placed on leave after being photographed as part of mob that stormed the Capitol


  • Screen capture courtesy PBS Newshour/YouTube
A Sanford firefighter has been placed on administrative place after being spotted at Wednesday's attempted insurrection at Washington, D.C., confirms a Sanford Fire Department spokesperson.

  • screenshot via WKMG News 6
A photo of a MAGA-clad Andy Williams — a firefighter with the Sanford Fire Department — was sent to WKMG News 6 showing him as part of the mob of Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol building yesterday, and helpfully pointing at an office placard for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Just in case there was any doubt exactly where he was.

The Fire Department confirmed on Facebook that it was Williams in the photo on Thursday morning and that they will be launching an investigation into Williams' activities. Williams has been placed on paid leave "until the investigation is complete."

“The City of Sanford is aware of the situation involving Sanford Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Williams. At this time, we...

Posted by Sanford Fire Department on Thursday, January 7, 2021

We can only guess that a few other agencies on the federal level will perhaps be doing investigations of Williams as well.

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