Mr. Rukstales, the former chief executive of an Illinois marketing company, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the Department of Justice said.
Mr. Rukstales’s company Cogensia, based in Schaumburg, Ill., said in a statement on Jan. 8 that he had been placed on leave. “Mr. Rukstales’ actions were his own,” the company said in a statement. “He was not acting on behalf of our company nor do his actions in any way reflect the policies or values of our firm.” The company’s interim chief executive told CBS Chicago later on Jan. 8 that Mr. Rukstales had been fired.
Lonnie L. Coffman
Mr. Coffman, 70, of Falkville, Ala., was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device after federal authorities said they discovered the components of 11 Molotov cocktails in the form of Mason jars filled with ignitable substances, rags and lighters in Mr. Coffman’s pickup truck.
A search of the truck also turned up a handgun, one M4 carbine assault rifle and rifle magazines loaded with ammunition, the authorities said. When Mr. Coffman was searched, officials found two handguns on him.
Federal prosecutors said Mr. Leffingwell entered the Senate side of the Capitol and, when he was stopped by law enforcement, he struck an officer in the helmet and chest.
The Seattle Times identified Mr. Leffingwell as a 51-year-old Seattle man. He was charged with, among other things, assault on a federal law enforcement officer and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the authorities said.
Reporting was contributed by Maggie Astor, Katie Benner, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Johnny Diaz, Kevin Draper, Adam Goldman, Nicole Hong, Michael Levenson, Christopher Mele, Sarah Maslin Nir, Bryan Pietsch and Will Wright.