April 11, 2021

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Man with Lee County ties arrested after being seen with zip ties during US Capitol riots – NBC2 News

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A man seen carrying zip ties during riots at the US Capitol has been arrested Sunday in Tennessee.

Eric Munchel has ties to Lee County as a former employee at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille. The restaurant confirmed he was an employee over two years ago.

The restaurant also said they have no affiliation with Munchel.

Munchel was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the Department of Justice.

It is alleged that Munchel was inside the Capitol on Jan. 6 during the riots, the DOJ said. Photos depicting his presence show a person who appears to be Munchel carrying zip ties, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward.

He was charged alongside another Texas man named Larry Brock, who has the same charges, the DOJ confirmed.

The FBI is looking for people who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit images or videos here.

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