BOSTON (CBS) — The FBI’s Boston’s office announced Wednesday that Somerville’s Noah Bacon and Seekonk’s Chase Allen have been arrested in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6.
“Special agents & officers with #FBI Boston’s Joint Terrorism Task Force have arrested Noah Bacon, of Somerville, MA, & Chase Allen, of Seekonk, MA, for their alleged roles in the riots at the U.S. Capitol,” the agency tweeted.
#BREAKING: Special agents & officers with #FBI Boston's Joint Terrorism Task Force have arrested Noah Bacon, of Somerville, MA, & Chase Allen, of Seekonk, MA, for their alleged roles in the riots at the U.S. Capitol, bringing the total number of people we've arrested to ten.
— FBI Boston (@FBIBoston) June 30, 2021
The FBI says C-SPAN footage shows the 28-year-old Bacon sitting inside the Senate chamber and Allen allegedly destroying a news crew’s equipment outside the building on the Capitol grounds.
Allen will face six charges, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. According to the complaint, “Allen stated that he considers himself to be a documentary filmmaker and travels throughout the U.S. to film various events and then posts the videos to his YouTube page.”
Allen told WPRI, “I just went there to document and one thing led to another and the next thing I know, the FBI is at my door.”
Bacon will face two charges, including acts of physical violence on grounds. The complaint against Bacon stated, “Bacon remained in the Chamber for approximately ten minutes, sitting in the back row of the Chamber. Bacon also fist bumps other rioters in the area and observes others in the Chamber discussing Senate procedural rules, among other things, while in the Chamber.”
To date, FBI Boston says it has arrested 10 people in connection with the riot.
Five people died in the riot, including one Capitol Police officer.
Among the six charges for Bacon are violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Allen was charged with destruction to buildings in special maritime and territorial jurisdiction and an cct of physical violence on grounds.