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Colorado man arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

February 18, 2021 GMT

DENVER (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Colorado man they say entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during a deadly riot that disrupted the certification of the presidential election.

The Denver Post reports Glenn Wes Lee Croy was arrested in Colorado Springs on Wednesday on suspicion of unlawfully entering restricted buildings and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The FBI identified Croy as one of the hundreds who stormed the Capitol after he allegedly told someone on Facebook that he was in the Capitol and sent that person a photo of himself posing next to a statue of President Abraham Lincoln inside the building, according to Croy’s arrest affidavit. That person then sent the information to the FBI.

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Croy also allegedly sent the person video from inside the Capitol. The person told agents Croy had a Twitter account that included posts about traveling to Washington, D.C., and investigators were also able to access records that showed Croy’s phone was in the Capitol on the day of the riot, according to the affidavit.

A working phone number for Croy could not be found Wednesday evening, and it’s unclear if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.