Briefly Noted: Olathe man reportedly involved in January’s U.S. Capitol attack

An Olathe Proud Boy — a group of far-right, all-males known for violence — was involved in the attack at the U.S. Capitol, the Kansas City Star reports. Photo credit Tyler Merbler. Used under a Creative Commons license.

Olathe man associated with Proud Boys “wielded an axe handle” at U.S. Capitol attack

Billy Chrestman, an Olathe resident, was involved in the Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Hill, the Kansas City Star reports.

Chrestman “wielded an ax handle” and “led chants” during the riot, according to his former high school peers and “watchdogs monitoring the movement,” the Star reports. Although Chrestman is said to have self-identified as a Proud Boy — a far-right, all-male group known for violence — Facebook posts in question have been deleted.