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Iowa man charged in connection to Capitol riots

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 15:05:55-05

DES MOINES, Iowa. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Des Moines man who allegedly took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Des Moines Police said Saturday that officers assisted the FBI Omaha field office in arresting 41-year-old Doug Jensen on Friday night at his home in the city’s south side.

He is being held at the Polk County Jail. Jensen was charged with:

  • Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
  • Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
  • Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
  • Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
  • Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer During a Civil Disorder

Video posted online during the mayhem Wednesday showed a man who appears to be Jensen, who is white, pursuing a Black officer up a flight of stairs as a mob trails behind.

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