NEWBURGH – FBI agents have arrested a man in Newburgh for his participating in last week’s attack and riot on the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
Edward Lang, 26, who is believed to have ties to Sullivan County, was taken into custody Saturday at a residence on Liberty Street in the City of Newburgh.
Lang’s next door neighbor, Joe Kanupp, told Mid-Hudson News he did not know him.
He said the FBI told him to stay in his apartment and he watched through a window as agents carried items out of Lang’s residence. “I came home from shopping with bags and my house was surrounded by police tape and FBI agents and they escorted me in and told me I would see it on the news. I figured with everything going on it was one of those idiots – one of those people – from down in D.C.,” he said. “I saw them carrying boxes through my window.”
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A tweet by Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in New York City read:
Decisions have consequences. Edward Lang is in custody for the ones he made during the assault on our Capitol. FBI special agents and employees have sworn an oath to support and defend our Nation’s Constitution. We will continue to track down and hold accountable those who attempt to violently subvert it. Please continue to provide information at 1-800-CALL-FBI or www.fbi.gov/USCapitol. We are stronger together.