Glenn Allen Brooks, 61, was arrested Thursday morning for his participation within the Jan. 6 riot on the US Capitol
A California contractor has been arrested after a member of his church group despatched texts and photographs of him on the January 6 Capitol riots to the FBI.
Brokers arrived on the residence of Glenn Allen Brooks, 61, in Huntington Seaside simply earlier than 6 am Thursday.
Not less than 5 of the brokers carried assault weapons and shields as they marched towards Brooks’ home, based on surveillance footage obtained by KCAL.
A member of Brooks’ prayer group tipped brokers off on January 30.
The individual mentioned Brooks ‘boasted’ about his participation within the riot, and supplied brokers with photographs of him and others on the scene.
The FBI surveilled the house in March and matched his look, notably his ‘white beard’, to surveillance footage from the Capitol riots, based on a complaint filed July 27 in US District Court docket in Washington, DC.
Brooks despatched a selfie of himself (left) to his church prayer group. FBI brokers later matched it to surveillance footage from contained in the US Capitol on Jan. 6
On January 6, Brooks entered the Capitol constructing by means of a damaged window close to the Senate wing door at 3.13pm, the criticism states.
His went inside about an hour after members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence have been ordered to evacuate the constructing within the midst of certifying the November election ends in favor of then President-elect Joe Biden.
Brooks wore a pink jacket, a plaid scarf and a pink, white and blue knit hat with ‘TRUMP’ on the entrance.
The criticism doesn’t allege any habits from Brooks as soon as contained in the constructing other than recording and taking footage.
A bipartisan congressional committee is investigating the riot together with the occasions main as much as it, together with President Donald Trump’s name for his supporters to march to the Capitol, which homes the US Home of Representatives and the Senate, and ‘struggle like hell’.
Brooks, seen in a pink jacket, entered the Capitol by means of a damaged window close to the Senate wing, based on a criticism filed July 27 in US District Court docket
Brooks, left, is charged with illegal getting into, partaking in conduct disruptive to the federal government and uttering loud, threatening or abusive language
FBI brokers surveilled Brooks’s residence in Huntington Seaside, California, in March after getting a tip in January
5 individuals died throughout the chaos, together with US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
Brooks is the proprietor of Brooks Works Corps, a contracting agency that advertises kitchen reworking and room additions on its web site.
He was charged with getting into a restricted constructing with out lawful authority, partaking in disruptive conduct with the intent to impede the orderly conduct of presidency and uttering loud, threatening or abusive language with the intent to disrupt a session of Congress.
Brooks is the second individual from Huntington Seaside to be charged in reference to the Capitol riot, based on the Mercury News.
Mark Simon, a vocal conservative determine described as a “recognized activist” by police, was arrested January 28.
In response to an announcement by an FBI agent filed with a federal felony criticism, Simon took video of himself saying, ‘Within the Capitol, child, yeah!’ in addition to ‘2021 Donald Trump!’ as he allegedly joined others who pushed their manner into the constructing.
Greater than two dozen of the 599 individuals charged in reference to the Capitol riot are from California.