Authorities say a central New York man is being charged for his alleged role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after he was spotted on surveillance video.

Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Richard Watrous of Cortland is charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

His arrest was announced Tuesday, September 28 by Janeen DiGuiseppi, the head of the FBI’s Albany office.

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According to charging documents, the 59-year-old Watrous was seen on video wearing a red “Trump” baseball hat as he entered the Capitol on January 6.

An FBI news release had indicated Watrous was from Syracuse but Associated Press identifies him as a resident of Cortland.

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