FBI Arrests Men From Somerville, Seekonk On Capitol Riot Charges


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — FBI agents in Boston arrested two Massachusetts men in connection with the January 6 Capitol riots on Wednesday. The FBI said it arrested Noah S. Bacon of Somerville and Chase Kevin Allen of Seekonk.

Federal prosecutors charged Bacon with two counts of Entering a Restricted Building, Violent Entry, Obstruction of Justice/Congress, and two other charges. They said they had probable cause to charge Bacon based on cell phone records, social media posts, and surveillance video.

The FBI said the other man charged today, Chase Allen, was part of the group of rioters that destroyed media equipment outside of the Capitol. The agency presented video taken by third parties and parts of Allen's social media presence as evidence in a charging document. They also said a tipster told them about Allen's involvement.

When interviewed by police at his Reno, Nevada residence, Allen said he was a documentary filmmaker and never tried to enter the Capitol or destroy property. He said he will "sometimes yell the same slogans...as the crowd around him to give the appearance of being one of them," according to the document.

Allen is charged with one count of an Act of Physical Violence on Grounds and Destruction or Injury to Buildings or Property.

There have now been ten people arrested in connection with the Capitol riots by the FBI Boston Division.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel


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