A Capitol riot suspect accused of attacking police during the insurrection fled the country and is now claiming asylum in Belarus

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Capitol police use tear gas on Trump mob on January 6
Police use tear gas around the Capitol, where Trump supporters riot and breach the Capitol on January 6. Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
  • A Capitol riot suspect accused of attacking police is now claiming asylum in Belarus.

  • Evan Neumann is on the FBI's most wanted list for charges related to the US Capitol riot.

  • He sold his California home in the spring and fled to Europe. He has since surfaced in Belarus.

A Capitol riot suspect accused of attacking police during the insurrection has fled the country and is claiming asylum in Belarus.

Evan Neumann, 48, is on the FBI's most wanted list for charges related to the US Capitol riot on January 6.

Neumann faces six charges, including assaulting officers, obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering the Capitol without permission, and violent conduct, according to documents filed by the US district court.

But just a month after the court documents were filed, Neumann sold his California house and fled to Ukraine in the summer to avoid arrest, ABC News reported.

He has since surfaced in Belarus.

Neumann appeared on Belarus state TV this weekend, according to The Moscow Times.

The man initially traveled to Italy in March and made his way to Ukraine, where he rented an apartment for four months, Belarus 1 reported. He said Ukrainian security services were "following" him after two weeks, so he fled to Belarus.

A Belarus state TV presenter said Neumann was being "persecuted by the US government" in his interview, The Moscow Times reported.

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