A Staten Island man who allegedly live-streamed his participation in the Capitol riot was arrested Monday, according to reports and the FBI.
Published: 2021-01-18 12:48 pm
Staten Island man charged, arrested for role in Capitol riot
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A Staten Island man who allegedly live-streamed his participation in the Capitol riot was arrested Monday, according to reports and the FBI.

Nicolas Moncada of Taunton Street was arrested at his home, with federal agents remaining at the scene, ABC News said.

“[Moncada] is now in custody for his role in assaulting the US Capitol while our representatives were inside performing their Constitutional duties,” the agency said on Twitter.

The feds were able to track down Moncada because he live-streamed the Jan. 6 assault on the US Capitol building on Instagram, a law enforcement source told The Post.

He is due to appear in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday, the source said.

A woman who said she was Moncada’s grandmother told The Post Monday that his family “was in the dark” on the arrest and the federal investigation.

Federal authorities have so far arrested dozens of protesters since supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to interrupt a Congressional vote certifying Trump’s election loss to Biden.

The riot forced lawmakers to scramble to safety, forced the nation’s capital into a lockdown, and left five people dead — including a police officer.

The siege also prompted an unprecedented security presence at the Capitol, with more than 20,000 armed National Guard and other law enforcement personnel in anticipation of unrest during Wednesday’s inauguration.

The FBI has also warned that there are credible threats to attack statehouses in all 50 states during the inauguration.

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