A Trump supporter was arrested after a church prayer group member sent texts to the FBI that showed him inside the Capitol Building on Jan. 6
Capitol Riot Defendant Glenn Brooks, as pictured in the FBI's criminal complaint. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
Glenn Allen Brooks was arrested Friday for alleged involvement in the January 6th Capitol riot.
Brooks posted selfies of himself in the Capitol to a chat group full of church prayer members.
One of the group members then gave the FBI a tip.
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The FBI arrested a California man after receiving a tip from a member of a church prayer group about his involvement in the January 6th Capitol Riot.
Glenn Allen Brooks "bragged about his active participation" in the riot and "sent photos of his presence" to a text chat group full of church prayer members, a criminal complaint said.
A member of the group - who was not named in the ad - submitted this information to the FBI, which led to Brooks ’arrest Thursday.
Brooks wrote the group "a selfie photo of himself in the Capitol" on the day of the riot, according to the July 27 lawsuit. Weeks later, the unnamed group member passed it on to officials who were investigating the riot.
The FBI charged Brooks with "trespassing, lingering, and disorderly and disruptive behavior in a restricted building or compound" and "disorderly behavior and parade, demonstration or picket line in a Capitol building".
At least 599 people have so far been charged in connection with the Capitol riot.
Five people were killed in the riot in the Capitol, including a police officer. Members of the Proud Boys, classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, are said to have attended.
The organizers were encouraged by the urge of former President Donald Trump to join him in protesting the results of the 2020 election despite the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden. While members of Congress met on Capitol Day to certify the results and confirm Biden's presidency, supporters organized an attempted coup and stormed the Capitol.
In early February of this year, insurgents attempted to delete photos and social media posts that proved their participation in the Capitol Uprising. Several broke their phones, cleaned up their social media accounts, and attempted to erase hard drives that might contain photos and other evidence of their involvement.
Others, however, boasted of their involvement, which made it easier for the FBI to catch and prosecute them.
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