Chicago man faces federal charges in Capitol siege

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CHICAGO —  A Chicago man has been federally charged after the FBI executed a search warrant in connection with the siege of the United States Capitol last week.

Kevin Lyons is accused of illegally entering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during last week’s demonstration that turned violent.

He was charged in federal court on Wednesday afternoon.

His social media posts show he was a supporter of President Donald Trump who talked of previously “taking the fight to Antifa.”

“I refuse to tell my children that I sat back and did nothing. I am heading to DC to STOP THE STEAL!” he posted, according to court documents.

Other posts showed the man also visited Kenosha in the days after rioting broke out in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Lyons was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He is due back in federal court on Tuesday, one day before Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Read the full criminal complaint below.

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