Wisconsin man arrested, accused of being part of Capitol riot

A complaint alleges this photo from social media shows Kevin Daniel Loftus in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. A complaint alleges this photo from social media shows Kevin Daniel Loftus in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. |  Photo: via U.S. Department of Justice

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Updated: January 12, 2021 05:37 PM
Created: January 12, 2021 03:00 PM

A Wisconsin man who posted on Facebook that he was among those wanted for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol during last week’s riot has been arrested in Eau Claire and faces charges in federal court.

Kevin Daniel Loftus was arrested for illegally entering either house of Congress, or adjacent areas, and disorderly conduct on the grounds of the Capitol. A complaint against Loftus shows pictures posted on Facebook and other social media sources of the man identified as Loftus holding an American flag and smiling inside the Capitol in the halls of Congress. 

The complaint says Loftus posted a link to an article about the FBI releasing photos of suspects, and identified himself as one of the people who was wanted. It says Loftus admitted to being inside the Capitol in a Jan. 9 FBI interview.

A federal defender told ABC News that Loftus is cooperating with the investigation and intends to work with the government to resolve his case.

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