Proud Boys leader charged for allegedly partaking in Capitol siege

One of the leaders of the far-right organization, the Proud Boys, was arrested and charged by federal authorities on Wednesday after prosecutors said he partook in the violent unrest on Jan. 6.

Joseph Biggs, an organizer for the group, was one of the first demonstrators to breach the Capitol during the riot that resulted in the death of five people, including one police officer, FBI authorities said. Biggs allegedly entered the government building after a group broke a window and breached a door, but he denied forcing his way in, despite telling investigators that he was inside.

“Biggs informed the interviewing agent
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