FBI confirms arrest of New York man in Capitol siege

January 16, 2021 GMT


A New York resident was arrested Saturday for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol.

The FBI confirmed the arrest of Edward Lang in a tweet from its New York City office.

“Decisions have consequences. Edward Lang is in custody for the ones he made during the assault on our Capitol,” the statement from Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney Jr. said.

Lang was arrested at his home in the city of Newburgh, which was searched by law enforcement, NBC in New York reported.


The FBI did not immediately release the charges or other details about the arrest.

Lang appears in video from the Capitol in which he describes seeing a woman trampled in the crush of people.

At least four other New York residents have been arrested in recent days as investigators throughout the country pore over video and photos to identify those involved in the attack in Washington.

“We will continue to track down and hold accountable those who attempt to violently subvert” the Constitution, Sweeney’s statement said.

Lang is expected to appear in federal court in White Plains via teleconference on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan told NBC.

It was unknown Saturday whether Lang had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.