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Hudson Valley Man Arrested in Connection With Capitol Riot: FBI

Lang is expected to appear on Tuesday in federal court in White Plains via teleconference

Federal officials search the resident of Edward Lang following his arrest for alleged involvement for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
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A man was arrested at his home in Newburgh, New York, on Saturday for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, federal officials confirmed.

Edward Lang is the latest New York man to join the growing list of alleged participants now arrested and facing charges for their roles in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The FBI confirmed Lang's arrest in a tweet Saturday amid its search of his Newburgh home for evidence in connection with the arrest.

Lang is expected to appear on Tuesday in federal court in White Plains via teleconference, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan said.

One day earlier, federal officials announced the arrest of Dominic Pezzola, a Rochester man who allegedly broke a window at the U.S. Capitol before storming inside. Officials say Pezzola was also captured in widely circulated video smoking a cigar inside the building.

The news of additional arrests following the Jan. 6 attack comes as tensions escalate heading into the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. There have been threats of armed protests throughout the U.S. to take place over the weekend and leading up to the inauguration, targeting state capitals.

A Virginia man on Friday was arrested for attempting to pass a downtown Washington, D.C. checkpoint with an unauthorized inauguration credential, police said. A gun and ammunition were also found inside the man's vehicle.

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