Man wearing 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt during Capitol riots identified as Virginia resident, CNN reports

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Posted at 8:05 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 10:44:39-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A man in a 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt during the Capitol riot was identified as a Virginia man, CNN reports.

CNN reports a rioter who stormed the US Capitol Wednesday was wearing a sweatshirt that read "Camp Auschwitz."

The bottom of his shirt read "Work Brings Freedom," which is the rough translation to a German phrase that was known for appearing on the concentration camp's gates.

The man wearing the sweatshirt has been identified as Virginia resident, Robert Keith Packer, according to three sources who spoke with CNN.

A Virginian, who spoke anonymously to CNN, described Packer as a long-time extremist with a history of criminal offenses. Another source told CNN that he is an "off-beat" character who has expressed frustrations with the government.

At least five people died after the riots at the Capitol, including a police officer who suffered injuries from the pro-Trump protesters.