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FBI roundup of suspected Capitol rioters bags another NY man

January 28, 2021 Associated Press
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The FBI has arrested another New York City area man in the rampage at the U.S. Capitol.

Prosecutors said on Thursday that people who were in contact with Justin Mcauliffe on social media alerted authorities about his involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

According to court papers, a photo showed the 39-year-old Long Island resident casually lounging in an unnamed lawmaker’s office. The papers also cite a Facebook message in which he claimed people were smoking marijuana in the office and that police didn’t try to clear them out right away.

It was the latest of several recent arrests in the region following an incident causing upheaval in Washington.

Mcauliffe is expected to make an initial court appearance Thursday afternoon on federal charges of disorderly conduct in a restricted area. His defense attorney declined comment on Thursday.

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