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2 Ohio men charged for alleged involvement in U.S. Capitol riot

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One man is charged for allegedly stealing a coat rack from the U.S. Capitol.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two males from Ohio are charged for his or her alleged involvement within the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. 

Court docket paperwork filed to the U.S. District Court docket for the District of Columbia say Richard Lyon and Robert Thompson face a number of expenses stemming from their alleged involvement within the riot.

In accordance with the paperwork, Lyon and Thompson traveled to Washington D.C. collectively on Jan 6.

Lyon is from Columbus and Thompson can also be from Ohio.

The 2 had been ready for an Uber exterior the capitol once they had been approached by Capitol police. The officer instructed the 2 to maneuver to a special space and wait for his or her trip there. 

After being instructed to maneuver, Thompson picked up a coat rack that was behind him. The officer instructed him to place the coat rack down. Thompson then fled the world. 

Lyon stayed on the scene and was requested a number of questions by officers.

The FBI interviewed Lyon who supplied info, together with a photograph of Thompson posing with the stolen coat rack. 

Thompson is charged with Theft of Authorities Property.

Each Thompson and Lyon face expenses of Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds and Knowlingly Getting into or Remaining in any Restricted Constructing or Grounds With out Lawful Authority.

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