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Muskogee man arrested in connection to riot at US Capitol

Posted at 9:40 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 00:35:58-05

TULSA, Okla. — An Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the riot at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.

On Friday, the FBI arrested Andrew Ericson of Muskogee in connection to the insurrection.

According to an arrest warrant, Ericson is accused of unlawful entry on restricted buildings or grounds as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

The warrant said Ericson posted photos and videos of himself on Snapchat, a popular messaging app, during the riot at the Capitol.

In a statement, the FBI said it asks the public to continue helping identify persons of interest in the Capitol riot.

Earlier this morning, we took Andrew Ericson into custody for his role in the riot and assault on the Capitol building. We will continue to support our colleagues from our Washington Field Office in bringing all those from our area who participated to justice. Our enforcement activity will continue in the days and weeks to come. As always, we thank the public for their assistance, which has been instrumental throughout the investigation. We ask you to continue submitting tips by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI or online at

The U.S. Attorney's Office told 2 Works for You Ericson will make his first court appearance Monday via video before Muskogee-based magistrate.

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