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FBI Arrests 2 Men, From Mass. And Maine, For Roles In Capitol Riot

A Maine man and a Massachusetts man were arrested Thursday for their roles in the breaching of the U.S. Capitol, the FBI said.

Kyle Fitzsimons, 37, of Lebanon, Maine, was arrested in his hometown, and Brian P. McCreary, 33, of North Adams, Massachusetts, was arrested in nearby Springfield, the FBI announced.

Authorities said Fitzsimons scuffled with police officers while trying to enter the Capitol, while McCreary entered the building and was captured in photos near a shirtless Arizona man with face paint and a hat with horns.

In this image taken amid the D.C. insurrection on Jan. 6, Brian McCreary, far left with the blue face mask, is reportedly seen standing inside the U.S. Capitol building with other supporters of now former President Donald Trump. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
In this image taken amid the D.C. insurrection on Jan. 6, Brian McCreary, far left with the blue face mask, is reportedly seen standing inside the U.S. Capitol building with other supporters of now former President Donald Trump. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

Both Fitzsimons and McCreary face charges of entering a restricted building or grounds, and disorderly conduct; Fitzsimons is also charged with assaulting a federal officer, according to court documents. It was unclear Thursday whether either man had an attorney.

Fitzsimons fought with officers and launched himself into police holding shields in an unsuccessful attempt to get inside, according to court documents. He suffered a gash on his head that needed stitches.

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