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  • Arrested

Zachary AlamLast Updated: January 22, 2024


Washington, District of Columbia

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Trial on Sep 13, 2023

Executive Summary

Alam caused more than $1,000 worth of damage to the glass panels of the doors to the Speaker’s Lobby of the U.S. Capitol building. 

It is alleged that on January 6, the doors to an area known as the Speaker’s Lobby, a hallway that connects to the House Chamber, were barricaded and guarded by three officers of the United States Capitol Police. Video footage from inside the Capitol building shows Alam repeatedly punching the glass panels of the doors located immediately behind the officers and then kicking the glass and smashing the glass with a helmet, ultimately breaking the windows. 

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers; Assaulting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon; Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting; Destruction of Government Property Exceeding $1, 000; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in Capitol

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    | January 30, 2021
  • Arraigned

    April 13, 2021 "Arraigned 4/13/21 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts."
  • Initial Appearance

    March 29, 2021 "Initial appearance on 3/29/21."
  • Charged

    March 5, 2021 "Indicted 3/5/21."
  • Status Conference

    August 17, 2021 "Status Conference held on 8/17/2021. Defendant remains committed."
  • Status Conference

    September 15, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/15/21 at 4 pm."
  • Trial

    September 13, 2023 "Found Guilty 9/13/2023"

Press Coverage

  • Virginia Man Found Guilty of Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Related to Capitol Breach

    Published on September 18, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • D.C.-Area Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Violence at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6

    Published on March 5, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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