Cleveland, Tennessee, man charged with assaulting police during Capitol riot

AP File Photo by John Minchillo / In this Jan. 6 file photo violent rioters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington. The words of Trump supporters accused in the deadly riot may end up being used against the former president in his Senate impeachment trial.
photo Contributed by the Bradley County Sheriff's Department / Joseph Padilla

A Cleveland, Tennessee, man was arrested Tuesday for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Joseph "Jose" Lino Padilla, 40, is accused of getting into an altercation with a police officer and throwing a pole during the riot after people who recognized him tipped the FBI, according to federal court records.

Padilla had an initial appearance in federal court in Chattanooga Tuesday afternoon. His attorney Lee Davis declined to comment, noting that Tuesday's proceeding was only an initial appearance following the arrest. All following proceedings will take place in Washington, D.C.

The anonymous tipsters, who recognized Padilla from videos circulating online, told the FBI that Padilla had "recently been immersed in the alt-right and had a 'Q-Anon mentality.'"

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