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Maryland man loses job after he's seen wearing work badge during Capitol riot

Posted at 6:59 PM, Jan 07, 2021

FREDERICK — A Maryland-based marketing company has fired one of their employees after he was photographed protesting at the U.S. Capitol while wearing his work badge.

In a statement, the company said: “Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, during the security breach. After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause.”

“While we support all employee’s right to a peaceful, lawful exercise of free speech, any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing,” the statement continued.

RELATED: Police, FBI ask public to help identify persons of interest who stormed Capitol

Authorities in Washington D.C. and the FBI are asking the public to help identify persons of interest who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Trump supporters, who were at the Capitol to protest President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, forced their way into the Capitol, taking over the building which prompted everyone inside to seek immediate shelter.

The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in D.C.

This story was first published by Brandon Ingram at WMAR in Baltimore, Maryland.