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Bridgeville man arrested, charged in riot on U.S. Capitol

A Bridgeville man was arrested Tuesday after federal authorities said he was involved in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Kenneth Grayson was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business; disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings; parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol buildings; and obstructing or impeding any official proceeding. He will be transported by U.S. Marshals and booked into the Butler County Jail Tuesday night as Allegheny County doesn’t any more room for inmates.

A federal prosecutor said the case against him is cut and dry. She argued pictures and video, including a live stream on his own Facebook page, show Grayson storming into the Capitol. The prosecutor argued the FBI also found messages on his account he sent to friends about the rioting.

Grayson was told he is considered a flight risk and that his charges are significant. He’ll appear before a judge again in a few days if he requests an identity hearing. In that hearing, he would be given the chance to argue it is not him in the pictures and videos submitted as evidence.

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