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Retired Air Force officer at Capitol riot intended “to take hostages,” prosecutor says

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr. of Texas was released to home confinement...
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr. of Texas was released to home confinement Thursday after a prosecutor alleged the former fighter pilot had zip-tie handcuffs on the Senate floor because he planned to take hostages.(Source: Grapevine Police Dept./CNN)
Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 11:20 AM CST
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A prosecutor says a retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he meant “to take hostages.” Retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock Jr. appeared at a detention hearing in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday.

The 53-year-old is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. A judge said he would release Brock to home confinement.

Brock’s attorney says there is no evidence that he did anything violent inside the Capitol.

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