Agents from the Jacksonville FBI office on Wednesday arrested a Pensacola man who was accused of participating in the riots and attacks on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
According to the FBI, Jesus Rivera was taken into custody by special agents from the FBI Jacksonville Pensacola Resident Agency in coordination with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Rivera faces a long list of charges, including knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or site without legitimate authority; knowingly, with intent to interfere with government business or official functions, behaving disorderly for the purposes of the Capitol; disorderly or disruptive behavior in capitol buildings or grounds; and showing off, demonstrating, or picketing the Capitol buildings.
“The FBI respects the right of individuals to exercise their First Amendment rights peacefully, but we will not tolerate those who try to incite violence or devastate our established institutions,” said Rachel L. Rojas, special adviser for the FBI’s Jacksonville division. “We will continue to hold those responsible for the violent actions in the US Capitol accountable and coordinate with our federal, state and local partners to ensure future safety in all communities in North Florida. “
Anyone with information on anyone who instigated or promoted violence of any kind during the siege is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or send photos and videos to www.fbi.gov/USCapitol.
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