Omaha man arrested; accused of participating in U.S. Capitol riots

(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha man is in federal custody, accused of participating in the violence and riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.

The FBI Omaha Field Office says conservative activist Brandon Straka was arrested by agents in Omaha on Monday.

The FBI says Straka faces the following federal charges:

  • Impeding law enforcement officer during civil disorder
  • Knowingly entering and remaining on restricted grounds without lawful authority and/or engaging in disorderly conduct within proximity to a restricted building to impede official functions
  • Engaging in disorderly conduct with intent to disturb a hearing before Congress

Straka is known for starting the #WalkAway campaign, which encourages liberals to leave the Democratic Party.

Straka remains in federal custody. His initial appearance in federal court will be Tuesday, January 26th. After his appearance additional information on his case will be made available at this link.

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