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Austin man arrested, accused of participating in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
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The FBI arrested an Austin real estate agent on Friday and accused him of participating in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot last month.


Joseph Cable Barnes, 34, is charged with violent entry or disorderly conduct, entering a restricted building or ground and obstructing a formal proceeding, according to local reports.

Barnes joined the commercial real estate firm JLL's Austin office as a vice president in 2019, however, his employee profile no longer appears on the site.

According to the FBI, multiple witnesses reported recognizing Barnes from ITV News video footage of the riot. "This is our house, this is our country," the man says into the camera during a brief appearance.

The federal law enforcement agency reportedly used photos from a Facebook page for Joe Barnes Art to confirm his identity. The page last posted in September, uploading a photo of a "Come and Take it" flag and quoting Thomas Jefferson: "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

The riot prompted the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump.


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