North Texas native Larry Brock arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot – The Dallas Morning News

Updated 8:20 p.m.: revised to include more details.

A North Texas man was arrested Sunday in connection with last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Larry Rendall Brock Jr., 53, faces one count of entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the Justice Department announced.

He was arrested Sunday in Texas. Brock had surrendered himself to the FBI at the Grapevine police station, an FBI spokesperson said, and he is being held at the Grapevine Police Jail as of Sunday evening.

More arrests could be coming as authorities say additional cases are under seal and federal agents are looking for dozens of people.

Brock, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, confirmed to The New Yorker magazine that he was involved in Wednesday’s breach of the Capitol.

In photos of the mob, Brock can be seen wearing a combat helmet and body armor. He was holding zip-tie handcuffs that are used by law enforcement.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, a caller who identified herself as Brock’s ex-wife identified him Jan. 8 in photos taken from Wednesday’s riot. She recognized his helmet, pants and patches from his military service, the affidavit said.

Another witness contacted the FBI on Jan. 8 and said he also recognized Brock in another photo taken inside the Capitol building, the affidavit said.

Brock did not respond to requests for comment from The Dallas Morning News, but he told The New Yorker that he had been wearing tactical gear to avoid getting “stabbed or hurt.”

He said he found the zip-tie handcuffs on the ground and regretted picking them up.

Brock once worked for Fort Worth-based Hillwood Airways, a luxury carrier that is part of Ross Perot Jr.’s business empire. A company spokesman confirmed Saturday that he no longer worked there but declined to say why he was no longer employed.

The FBI has asked for tips about who may have incited or promoted violence at the Capitol. Anyone may submit information, including photos and videos, to fbi.gov/USCapitol.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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