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FBI: 2 Virginia men arrested for roles in US Capitol riot

This photo provided by Western Tidewater Regional Jail shows Robert Keith Packer of Newport...
This photo provided by Western Tidewater Regional Jail shows Robert Keith Packer of Newport News, Va. Packer was arrested Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021 on federal charges related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Western Tidewater Regional Jail via AP)(Associated Press)
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 12:56 PM EST
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The FBI says that two Virginia men have been arrested on federal charges related to their roles during the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

FBI spokeswoman Christina Pullen says the men were arrested Wednesday morning. She identified them as Robert Keith Packer of Newport News and Douglas Allen Sweet of Grimstead.

Pullen says the charges the men face are related to incidents at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

An arrest warrant for Packer says he’s been charged with two counts. An arrest warrant for Sweet did not appear in federal records.

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