Police arrest Covington man in connection with attack on U.S. Capitol

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COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Police have arrested a man from Covington in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The riot happened during a joint session at the Capitol building. The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate met to certify the vote count of the Electoral College of the 2020 Presidential Election. Then, shortly after 2 p.m. on Jan. 6, people started forcing their way into the Capitol building. Authorities say the rioters broke windows and assaulted members of the police. Members of the House and Senate were evacuated from their chambers.

Now an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint and arrest warrant says that Joshua Dillion Haynes of Covington was at the riot. It shows Haynes in photos destroying equipment used by news crews outside of the Capitol, during the riot.

Police say the photos also show Haynes inside the Capitol and in a senator’s office.

Haynes was arrested in Roanoke on Thursday, July 1.

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