Two men were charged Sunday in federal court in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Reports indicate that police are searching for at least 25 more on charges of Domestic Terrorism.
The two people arrested Sunday were charged with lesser offenses. Larry Rendell Brock, of Texas, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in the building without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Brock was arrested Sunday in Texas.
Brock was allegedly identified as one of the individuals who entered the U.S. Capitol wearing a green helmet, green tactical vest with patches, black and camo jacket, and beige pants holding a white flex cuff, which is used by law enforcement to restrain and/or detain subjects.
MPD seeks assistance in identifying persons of interest responsible for Unlawful Entry offenses that occurred yesterday on US Capitol Grounds, 100 block of 1st Street, NW.
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Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411 pic.twitter.com/yWIPEaxxFW
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 7, 2021
Eric Gavelek Munchel, of Tennessee, is alleged to be the person photographed wearing all-black and with zip-tie restraints in his hand. He was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Munchel was arrested today in Tennessee.
Photos show a person who has been allegedly identified as Munchel carrying plastic restraints, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward, ostensibly to record events that day.
Capitol Hill residents reported that police were going door-to-door looking for home camera surveillance video of a suspect sought in connection with pipe bombs found at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 6, law enforcement agencies received reports of a suspected pipe bomb with wires at the headquarters of the RNC (310 First St. SE). A second suspected and similarly-described pipe bomb was reported at the headquarters of DNC headquarters (430 South Capitol St. SE #3) around 1:15 p.m.
Residents say officers were looking for film from Tuesday evening between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. If you have surveillance footage from the vicinity, contact the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or submit tips online at fbi.gov/USCapitol.
#FBIWFO is offering a reward of up to $50K for info leading to the location, arrest & conviction of the person(s) responsible for the pipe bombs found in DC on Jan. 6. https://t.co/q9pdw6Rnoy pic.twitter.com/aQ7Vz4uydO
— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 8, 2021
Five people died on Capitol Grounds Wednesday, Jan. 6 after Trump supporters attacked the Capitol Building, including one Capitol Police officer. A woman who entered the building with the mob was shot by police. Three people died in the building or on the grounds after suffering medical emergencies.
A Capitol Police officer died Jan. 9, only days after being on-duty on the scene Wednesday. Law enforcement officials told the Post his death was a result of suicide.
The ATF and FBI continue to urge the public to report suspected use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest. Anyone with information can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.
The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol.