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FBI: QAnon backer from Iowa was among 1st to breach Capitol

Authorities have arrested a Des Moines man who allegedly took part in the riot at the U.S....
Authorities have arrested a Des Moines man who allegedly took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump.(CNN)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 4:59 PM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The FBI says a right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa was among the first to break into the U.S. Capitol during last week’s deadly pro-Trump insurrection in which he chased and menaced a Black police officer.

Douglas A. Jensen surrendered to police in his hometown of Des Moines on Friday, two days after the Jan. 6 rampage in Washington, D.C., that left five people dead and disrupted U.S. democracy.

Investigators say Jensen told them he positioned himself to be among the leaders of the Capitol siege because he was wearing a T-shirt promoting QAnon, the apocalyptic conspiracy theory that he follows.

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