FBI arrests 2 in Las Vegas connected to US Capitol riot

January 29, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The FBI has made two arrests in Las Vegas related to the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Sandra Breault, a public affairs officer for FBI in Las Vegas, confirmed the arrests Thursday night.

Breault said the arrests happened at two different locations in Las Vegas but had no other details to share.

Hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building earlier this month to disrupt the final, largely ceremonial act by the House and Senate to count electoral votes and declare Joe Biden the winner of the election.

Five people died, including an officer for the Capitol Police.


Federal prosecutors have filed charges stemming from the riot against more than 130 people so far.