FBI Arrests Man Connected to Capitol Riot in Marion

FBI Arrests Man Connected to Capitol Riot in Marion

MARION – A man is behind bars on charges related to the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol after being arrested in Marion.

According to the Belleville News-Democrat, 27-year old Mathew Capsel, who goes by Mateo Q. Capsel, was arrested by federal agents without incident on Tuesday. He is charged by complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. with engaging in physical violence while in a restricted building or grounds, assaulting a member of the armed forces and obstructing a law enforcement officer during the commission of civil disorder.

Charging documents said he can be seen in a TikTok video taken at the Capitol “fighting against National Guardsmen attempting to hold the line with riot shields” and running into their shields until pepper-sprayed.

At least 150 people from across the country have been charged in connection with the capitol riot and more charges are expected as the investigation continues.

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