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An 18-year-old Georgian was arrested and charged with assaulting a federal official in the attack on the United States Capitol last month.
Bruno Joseph Cua of Milton was arrested on Saturday and is reportedly facing multiple charges related to his alleged involvement in the Jan.6 riot on Capitol Hill, including obstruction of official procedures and forced entry.
NEW: The complaint against Bruno Joseph Cua, the 18-year-old Georgian arrested by the FBI over the weekend, is now public.
Feds say he made it into the Senate chamber and was captured on that New Yorker video.
“Yes, for everyone asking I stormed the capital [sic],” he wrote. pic.twitter.com/KE0hONe8WW
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) February 8, 2021
An FBI complaint said authorities had received two leads that identified Cua as one of the people featured on the “Persons of Interest” posters.
A suspicion was received from a Milton police officer who said that he had previously interacted with Cua and, according to the complaint, recognized his brown jean jacket. The officer then gave the FBI screenshots from Cua’s social media accounts in which the teenager wrote that he had “broken into” the Capitol with others who, according to the complaint, had “physically beaten” each other. .
The FBI said surveillance cameras and New Yorker video showed Cua walking through the Senate in a denim jacket and in a “physical altercation” with an undercover United States Capitol officer armed with a baton. Cua was then seen walking down a hallway and “brandishing a stick in his right hand” while trying to open a door, according to one complaint.
The second tip led to Cua’s Talking Report, which also discussed the attack on the Capitol.
It is not known if Cua had an attorney to speak on his behalf.
He is the youngest Georgian to be arrested and one of more than 200 people charged so far at the Capitol site, led by supporters of President Donald Trump, who killed five, including Capitol trooper Brian Sicknick.
American attorney William McCall Calhoun Jr., 57, was charged last month with violent or disorderly conduct and entering a cramped building. A second Georgia man, Michael Shane Daughtry of Pelham, 58, was also charged with illegally entering a restricted building or land during the riot.