A police detective has reportedly divorced his wife after she was photographed with another man at the US Capitol riot.

By Travis Gettys

Jennifer Heinl, the wife of Michael Heinl, a detective for Shaler Police Department, was arrested and charged by federal authorities for entering the Capitol during the riot on January 6, which left five dead and more than 140 people injured.

Heinl, of Ross Township, Pennsylvania, was one of Trump’s supporters who attended the riot. 

According to the FBI, the 55-year-old had been spotted in the Capitol Rotunda with another rioter, Kenneth Grayson, who lived in nearby Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.

The pair had reportedly been in contact via Facebook in the weeks between the November 3 election and the riots on January 6. 

Jennifer Heinl spotted in the Capitol Rotunda with Kenneth Grayson, who lived in nearby Bridgeville, Pennsylvania Credit: FBI

Jennifer’s husband, Michael Heinl, filed for divorce from his wife in February, a month after the storming of the Capitol.

Michael, a highly-regarded Pittsburgh area police detective, also heads the hostage negotiation unit for the SWAT team in a Pittsburgh suburb.

His boss, Police Chief Sean Frank, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday that Michael pleaded with his wife not to go to Washington, DC on January 6.

Jennifer, the wife of Michael Heinl, (both pictured) a detective for Shaler Police Department, was arrested and charged by federal authorities for entering the Capitol during the riot Credit: Quaker Valley Wrestling Association

Heinl told investigators she met Grayson at the Ellipse near the White House, and denied entering the US Capitol building. 

But an arrest affidavit filed by the FBI included a photograph, reportedly found in a search of Grayson’s ipad, that they said showed the pair at the Capitol together.

According to federal investigators, Jennifer was pictured in surveillance footage inside the Capitol building with Grayson Credit: FBI

Police documents also alleged that Grayson live-streamed a video of himself on Facebook, showing scenes from inside the Capitol.

Michael Heinl filed for divorce from Jennifer weeks after the riot, according to the Post-Gazette.

He was not a subject of the police investigation.

Jennifer had her first appearance in court, in Pittsburgh, on Thursday, and has reportedly been released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

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