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New York man arrested for alleged participation in Capitol riot

January 17, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A billboard seeking tips about rioters who breached the United States Capitol Building on Jan. 6 stands along Interstate 35 Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Federal agents have arrested a 26-year-old New York resident for his alleged participation in the January 6 US Capitol riot in Washington, DC, a federal law enforcement source tells CNN.

(CNN)Federal agents have arrested a 26-year-old New York resident for his alleged participation in the January 6 US Capitol riot in Washington, DC, a federal law enforcement source tells CNN.

The agents arrested Edward Jacob Lang of Tusten, New York, on Saturday afternoon, the source said.

The FBI's New York office announced the arrest in a tweet.

Edward Lang is in custody for the ones he made during the assault on our Capitol," FBI New York Assistant Director In Charge William F.

We will continue to track down and hold accountable those who attempt to violently subvert it," Sweeney added, without providing any other detail surrounding the arrest.

Lang is expected to appear in federal court in White Plains on Tuesday for his initial appearance, said a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

Federal officials told reporters Friday that investigators had opened 275 criminal cases and charged roughly 98 individuals in connection to the January 6 riot by supporters of President Donald Trump at the Capitol.

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