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BBC News, January 2021

How many arrests so far?

Dozens of people have been charged with firearms-related crimes and other offences, like violent entry. On Sunday, the Department of Justice announced the arrests of two men who were allegedly pictured bringing plastic restraints into the Capitol.

Authorities say Eric Gavelek Munchel is the individual seen carrying a number of plastic zip ties inside the Senate chamber. He was detained in Tennessee. Larry Rendell Brock, who is accused of entering the Capitol with a white flex cuff – a restraining device used by law enforcement – was arrested in Texas.

So far, neither has been accused of plotting to use the restraints, but face disorderly conduct and violent entry charges. The FBI is still seeking dozens more individuals and has asked the public to help identify and locate them.

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