Washington .. An official was arrested in New Mexico for his connection to the storming of Congress

Selava Omar –

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of a New Mexico official who pledged to travel armed to Washington to protest the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.

According to Reuters, New Mexico County Commissioner Coy Griffin was arrested in Washington on charges of breaking into Congress.

And on Sunday evening, the FBI issued a statement explaining the arrests, saying that “on the afternoon of January 17, 2021, the FBI notified the FBI that it had detained Koi Griffin of New Mexico, who was issued an arrest warrant for his role in the riots in the corridors of the Capitol on January 6.”

On January 6, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to force lawmakers to change Trump’s election loss.

And but after hours of chaos and police struggling to regain control, members returned to Congress to resume the process of ratifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory.

In recent days, Washington authorities have turned the U.S. capital into a security zone, erected concrete barriers and barbed wire in the area around the Capitol, which was stormed by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, following the FBI’s warning of armed protests and possible riots on Biden’s inauguration day.

Translated by : khoshbin sheikho.

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