GRAND FORKS — A North Dakota man is among 68 arrests made by police in Washington, D.C., following the insurrection Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the U.S. Capitol.
Timothy Austfjord, 57, of Cavalier, was arrested on a curfew violation on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, less than a mile from the Capitol, in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7.
The mayor of Washington, D.C., ordered a citywide curfew starting at 6 p.m. in response to rioting by pro-Trump extremists on Wednesday, which have so far resulted in the deaths of at least five people, including a police officer. A majority of arrests made during the rioting were for curfew violations.
According to police, one person who was arrested has an address in D.C., 11 have addresses in Maryland and Virginia, and 50 have addresses in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Oregon, New York, Connecticut, Arizona, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Massachusetts, Illinois and West Virginia. Six people appear to have no fixed addresses. Austfjord appears to be the only North Dakotan arrested.
In addition to the 68 arrests, 56 officers were injured, including two who required hospitalization, and six firearms and two pipe bombs were recovered, according to police.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota did not immediately return a call Friday morning, Jan. 8. Attempts to reach Austfjord were unsuccessful.