Florida revokes licenses of seven more Capitol attack suspects

An image from the Jan. 6 attack of the U.S. Capitol
An image from the Jan. 6 attack of the U.S. Capitol
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 12:02 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the suspension of seven licenses held by individuals suspected in involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The agency would not say who the suspects are or what kind of licenses were suspended.

The department oversees concealed weapons and firearm licenses, as well as licensing pertaining to private investigators, private security and recovery services.

“Today, the announcement of seven additional license suspensions over the past six months is a testament to our commitment to upholding our duty to suspend licenses of dangerous individuals, protecting our fellow Floridians and the integrity of our licensing program,” Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said. “We will continue to enact further suspensions and revocations of licenses as new charges and sentences are issued as required by law.”

This is in addition to the 28 license suspensions announced last year, bringing the total suspensions of Jan. 6 suspects to 35.

Under Florida law, the state can neither confirm nor deny whether an individual has ever applied for or received a concealed weapon or firearm license.

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