As the FBI continues to identify those involved in last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol, a Texas man has been arrested.
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth reports Larry Rendell Brock, 53, of Grapevine surrendered to FBI agents Sunday after agreeing to meet them at the Grapevine Police Department, officials said.
According to the report, Brock was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct.
An arrest affidavit details reports to the FBI from those who identified Brock, including his ex-wife who he was married to him for 18 years.
She told investigators, “I just know that when I saw this was happening, I was afraid he would be there. I think you already know he was there. It is such a good picture and I recognize his patch,” the affidavit said.
Brock was also reported by John Scott-Railton, a researcher who studies cyber threats at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.
He was reportedly able to identify Brock as a retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel from Texas by the Texas-themed logos and military insignia on his clothing.
According to NBC DFW, Brock confirmed his identity to The New Yorker which displayed the above picture of him wearing a combat helmet, in the Senate chamber.
In an interview with the publication on Saturday, Brock confirmed his appearance in the picture which is also posted on the FBI’s website seeking information about him.
The New Yorker reports Brock said he assumed he was welcome to enter the Capitol and that he wore tactical gear to avoid injury by counter-protesters.
The top federal prosecutor in Dallas, Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah, shared a Tweet on Sunday following the arrest of Brock, saying his office was “proud to partner with the District of DC to hold Larry Brock accountable for his actions.”
Wednesday's #CapitolRiots were a disgrace. Forcibly storming a government building is a shocking betrayal of the rule of law. The Northern District of Texas is proud to partner with the District of DC to hold Larry Brock accountable for his actions. https://t.co/keYGwiok9N— Prerak Shah (@prerakshah_TX) January 10, 2021