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2 Western Pennsylvania men charged in Capitol riot

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PITTSBURGH-- The U.S. Attorney's office in Pittsburgh says the FBI arrested two Western Pennsylvania men face this week who now face charges connected to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

"The charges announced today against Jorden Mink and Matthew Perna are the result of this collaboration," U.S. Attorney Andrew Brady said on Tuesday. "Together with our federal, state and local partners, we will ensure that our community is safe from those who would incite or commit further violent acts. Such criminal activity will be met with swift justice."

Perna is from Sharon in Mercer County.

Mink is from Allegheny County.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Mink is accused of damaging property, physical violence, government property theft, and other charges.

Federal officials also said Perna faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Federal agents used tips to the FBI Pittsburgh office to identify and arrest the two men. Prosecutors say images from the assault on the Capitol show one of the suspects shattering a window with a baseball bat and the other inside the building.

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