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East Texas man joined Capitol mob with Louisiana cousin



TX – Federal agents have apprehended an East Texas man suspected of assaulting a police officer during the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol this month, according to court records.

Daniel Page Adams — charged alongside Cody Connell, his cousin from Louisiana — was arrested Saturday near the Houston area and is now among 80 or more people who have been charged in connection to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Authorities suspect Adams shoved a U.S. Capitol Police officer while trying to overcome a wall of police officers as lawmakers sought safety inside. The next day, a tipster led investigators to the cousins, court records show.

A statement of facts from FBI agent Michael Sahadi Jr., says he reviewed videos from the Capitol violence that Connell posted to social media and found that the cousins — who had the same mullet-style haircut — often appeared in the footage. It provides the following account:

The cousins at one point appeared to shield their faces from tear gas in the area.

In one video, Adams can be heard saying, “Let’s go — Are you ready to push?” to encourage others attempting to push through a line of Capitol Police officers.

The special agent stated Adams could be seen in front of the line as police tried keeping the rioters at bay with protective shields. The same video shows Adams then sprinting up the Capitol steps and “chasing the officers.”

The officers tried holding Adams off again at the top of the stairs, the agent continued, describing what he watched.