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DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man accused of participating within the assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month whereas carrying a shirt with a message that stood for “murder the media” was arrested Tuesday, the FBI stated.Nicholas DeCarlo, 30, was charged with obstructing an official continuing, coming into a restricted constructing and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds, in line with a prison grievance.Investigators say DeCarlo, of Burleson, Texas, was seen in images smoking a cigarette contained in the Capitol on Jan. 6. He additionally claimed to work for MT Media News, which stands for Murder the Media News.In some images, DeCarlo was seen with Nicholas Ochs, one of many founders of Hawaii’s chapter of the Proud Boys, neofascist group. The pair was additionally seen in a photograph standing in entrance of a door contained in the Capitol that had the phrases “MURDER THE MEDIA,” which seem to have been carved into the wooden. DeCarlo was carrying a shirt and hat that stated “MT Media” along with his thumbs up, in line with the FBI.Ochs was additionally arrested and accused of illegal entry into restricted buildings or grounds.Another Texas man, Garret Miller from Richardson, who stormed the Capitol was ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford on Monday to stay in federal custody with out bond till his trial.Miller, 34, was arrested final week after taking part within the riot, posting violent threats on social media, together with calling for the assassination of Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the FBI stated.Clint Broden, Miller’s lawyer, stated Miller had little interest in politics however turned radicalized by Donald Trump and his claims on a stolen election.Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Magliolo stated Miller’s racist threats on social media about hanging a Black Capitol police officer with a rope had been regarding.“He is exceedingly dangerous. Please, please detain this man,” Magliolo instructed the choose.The FBI stated Miller turned “fixated” on the demise of Ashli Babbitt, a rioter who was shot and killed by police contained in the constructing in the course of the Jan. 6 assault, and wished revenge.“You were hunting a Capitol Police officer,” Rutherford stated. “I don’t see any regret.”

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