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US Two men who allegedly held zip ties in Capitol during riots being investigated by U.S. counterterrorism prosecutors

02:16  11 january  2021
02:16  11 january  2021 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Two men seen carrying zip tie -style restraints when supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U . S . Capitol were charged Sunday in federal Brock and Munchel were charged with one count of entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of

FBI agents are investigating whether some of the rioters, who were seen with zip ties and firearms The riots have resulted in the deaths of at least five people, including U . S . Capitol Police officer Brian Federal prosecutors have announced they will open an investigation into Sicknick' s death.

U.S. counterterrorism prosecutors are investigating two men who allegedly held plastic restraints or zip ties into the Capitol during the breach and riot there last week, the Justice Department and U.S. attorney’s office in Washington announced. The men were arrested Sunday.

Larry Rendell Brock, of Texas, was arrested with one count of knowingly entering a restricted building and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct, prosecutors said.

Brock was photographed at the clerk’s desk at the well of the Senate chamber wearing a green helmet, tactical vest, and black-and-camo jacket, and holding a white flex cuff, used by police by restrain subjects, prosecutors said.

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The New Yorker reported that Brock is a retired lieutenant colonel, Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran.

[A mob insurrection stoked by false claims of election fraud and promises of violent restoration]

According to the New Yorker, Brock was purportedly identified to the FBI by Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, which traced patches on his helmet and armor as bearing the insignia of the 706th Fighter Squadron. The report also said he had a vinyl tag of the Texas flag overlaid on the skull logo of the Punisher, a Marvel comic-book character who has been adopted by police and military groups and, more recently, by white supremacists and followers of the QAnon far-right conspiracy theory.

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Johnson was being held in Pinellas County jail Saturday on hold for a U . S . Marshal warrant, county jail records show. Two Seattle police officers were placed on leave pending an investigation into whether they Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died after pro-Trump riot was veteran.

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Eric Gavelek Munchel, of Tennessee, was charged with the same counts as Brock, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said photos depicted a person who appears to be Munchel in the Senate gallery, carrying plastic restraints, a holstered object on his right hip, and a cellphone mounted on his chest to record events.

The cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington and the counterterrorism section of the Justice Department’s national security division, with assistance from federal authorities in northern Texas and central Tennessee.

FBI agents have been trying to determine whether some of those who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday intended to do more than disrupt the counting of electoral votes certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory, including whether anyone sought to kill or capture lawmakers or their staffers, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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Users who violate this rule will be banned on sight. Witch-hunting and giving out private personal details of other people can Police being held accountable for anything? That was the defense during the Ukraine quid pro quo. Let' s see if Republicans accept it as a viable argument a second time.

is not in English. is an opinion/analysis or advocacy piece. primarily concerns politics. Delegate Evans is being charged with entering U . S . Capitol , DOJ officials say. Based on the photo of the gallows that was constructed, I don’t think they planned on holding anyone hostage.

[FBI focuses on whether some Capitol rioters intended to harm lawmakers or take hostages]

On Thursday, the Justice Department charged Cleveland Meredith with texting threats about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) while driving to Washington with an Israeli army standard-issue Tavor X95 assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

But investigators also are working to determine the motivations and larger goals, if any, of those who had weapons or other gear suggestive of a plot to do physical harm.

Some rioters, for instance, were photographed carrying zip ties, a plastic version of handcuffs, and one man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a pistol on the Capitol grounds.

Read more: a group of people in a living room: Rioters forced their way onto the Senate floor. © Win Mcnamee/Getty Images Rioters forced their way onto the Senate floor. a group of people sitting in a chair: Prosecutors announced arrets in cases involving rioters carrying zipties into the U.S. Capitol. © Win Mcnamee/Getty Images Prosecutors announced arrets in cases involving rioters carrying zipties into the U.S. Capitol.

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