Authorities are looking for a woman who is accused of stealing a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office during the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, the Chicago Tribune reported.
This information comes from an arrest warrant filed by the FBI on Sunday for 22-year-old Riley June Williams of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The FBI filed the arrest warrant for Williams after it received a tip from an individual who identified himself as an ex of Williams. The ex claimed that he decided to call the FBI after friends of Williams showed him video footage of the riot that took place at the Capitol building.
In the footage, Williams can be heard yelling “upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,” which would have been in the direction of Pelosi’s office. According to the ex, Williams can be seen “taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Speaker Pelosi’s office.”
On Jan. 8, Pelosi’s Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill revealed that a laptop had been stolen from the conference room. However, Hammill said the laptop that was stolen “was only used for presentations.”
According to the ex, Williams had intentions to sell the laptop to someone in Russia.
The FBI’s arrest warrant said the ex “stated that WILLIAMS intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.”
However, the ex told the FBI that “the transfer of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons and WILLIAMS still has the computer device or destroyed it.”
Williams has been charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct.
She has not yet been charged for stealing the laptop.
The FBI said that Williams changed her phone number and deleted several of her social media accounts.
Her mother told local police that her daughter packed a bag and took off, saying that she would be away for a couple of weeks. FBI authorities said that Williams had likely fled. Late on Monday, however, federal law enforcement announced that Williams had surrendered to authorities in Pennsylvania, NBC News reported.