Justice Department Arrests Men Who Brought Zip Ties to Capitol Uprising

Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2021

The 53-year-old has been charged with two federal counts of knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful entering and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct. He is also holding several zip-tie handcuffs, which he claimed he had picked up off the floor, and later regretted doing so.

Additionally, the photos of Munchel and Brock were among the several captured pictures that the Federal Bureau of Investigation used to identify and arrest the rioters.

Online sleuths who linked Munchel to the man in the Senate gallery carrying zip ties said the person photographed wore a patch on his tactical vest in the shape of Tennessee with a thin blue line, a pro-police symbol.

Brock was photographed carrying the flex handcuffs, which he told The New Yorker he had found on the ground and did not intend to use.

The man has been positively identified as Larry Rendall Brock Jr., a retired lieutenant-coronel who had been decorated during his years of service.

The news of Brock's Air Force affiliation was first reported by Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker. It's unclear how long Brock worked for the airline. His last known position was Admissions Liaison Officer with the U.S. Air Force Academy prior to his retirement, according to credentials provided to Military.com.

In a new memo posted to his website, the famed Canadian-American guitarist and vocalist said that those on opposite sides of the political spectrum are "not enemies".

"There is no place here for White Supremacy", he says.

The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind.

The siege, inspired by President Donald Trump and created to interrupt proceedings which would confirm Joe Biden as the next USA leader, saw hundreds of MAGA types surge through the government site. One rioter appeared to punch him while he was on the ground.One of the two dragged officers can be seen in another video standing up before being mobbed and punched.Some rioters called on others not to hurt him as the mob led him away.The Times sent an image to the Metropolitan Police Department of one of the officers whose helmet number is clearly visible on video. I may be among them. "The intentions of going in were not to fight the police".

At about 2 p.m. on that day, several people forced their way through and over barricades and officers of the U.S. Capitol to get inside of the building, according to the affidavit.

Military veterans have criticized Brock, saying an active-duty service member who participated in the riot could face court-martial.