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Fifth Central New York resident arrested for their involvement in Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6

A Syracuse man has been arrested for his involvement in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 thanks to cell phone records and surveillance footage.

Richard Bryan Watrous, 59, is being charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building.

Watrous entered the building at 2:48 p.m. in a red Trump cap, blue bandana on his face, and a blue coat with tan patches.


In an interview with federal agents he admitted to driving to the Capitol because for President Donald Trump said to, and said he left about 5 minutes after he entered the same way he came in.

He said he then left and returned with a woman before leaving again to go back to his hotel room.

This interview was in June.

He is the fifth person in the Central New York area to be arrested for being involved with the riot.



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