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2 Illinois brothers face charges in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

CHICAGO — Two Illinois brothers have been arrested on felony charges for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The FBI says in a news release that 55-year-old Daniel Leyden of Chicago and 56-year-old Joseph Leyden of La Grange were arrested in Illinois on Tuesday.

Both are accused of being part of mobs that overwhelmed police officers desperately trying in vain to prevent them from storming the building.

The FBI says Daniel Leyden allegedly was in a group of people who lifted a metal barricade onto a police officers and Joseph Leyden allegedly lunged at and pushed another officer.


Associated Press

Associated Press

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