The FBI has arrested two people in South Florida in connection with the Jan. 6 breach at the U.S. Capitol, including a former Army captain who ran for the Florida State House last year.
Gabriel Augustin Garcia, a former U.S. Army captain, a 2020 candidate for the Florida State House and a reported member of the Proud Boys, was arrested in connection with the Capitol breach.
Garcia is facing charges of aiding and abetting certain acts during civil disorder,
violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint said Garcia posted at least two Facebook live videos on his account on Jan. 6.
"We just went ahead and stormed the Capitol. It’s about to get ugly," Garcia says in one of the videos, according to the complaint.
At another part of the video, Garcia can be heard calling Capitol Police officers "traitors," the complaint said.
In another video from inside the Capitol rotunda, Garcia is heard saying "Nancy come out and play," the complaint said.
Garcia, who ran as a Republican in District 116 in Miami-Dade, lost in the primary to incumbent Daniel Perez.
The second person, 25-year-old Felipe Marquez, was arrested Tuesday morning in Coral Springs.
According to a criminal complaint, the FBI received a tip that Marquez posted videos on Snapchat showing him in the Capitol.
One video showed Marquez attending the outside rally for President Trump, while another showed him apparently inside Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley's office, the complaint said.
Marquez is charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building without lawful authority.
They aren't the first Florida residents who have been arrested or charged in connection with the breach.
Last week, a Florida firefighter who was photographed inside the Capitol during the riot was charged with disorderly conduct.
Another Florida man spotted carrying a lectern belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in a widely circulated photo during the Capitol assault was arrested on charges of government property theft, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and entering a restricted building without lawful authority, according to an arrest warrant.
Three other Florida men had been charged with unlawful entry in the incident.