San Antonio man arrested for involvement in Capitol insurrection

Matthew Carl Mazzocco arrested without incident

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SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man has been arrested by the FBI after he allegedly participated in the Capitol insurrection in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.

Matthew Carl Mazzocco, 37, was arrested Sunday in San Antonio without incident, according to San Antonio FBI public affairs officer Michelle Lee.

He is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Mazzocco is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday in San Antonio.

Mazzocco’s home was raided on Sunday by FBI agents, according to multiple media reports. The home is located in the 20000 block of Pedregoso Lane in the Stone Oak area, property records show.

An article from the San Antonio Express-News notes that Mazzocco was identified by users on the social media app Tiktok for being at the Capitol on the day of the riots.

A second Texas man was arrested Sunday for his involvement in the insurrection. Troy Anthony Smocks, 58, of Dallas, was charged after authorities said he made threats online regarding a second riot at the Capitol.

For more information on people arrested after the violence at the Capitol earlier this month, click here.

According to the congressional research service, the penalty for knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority may be punishable by fines and “up to one year of imprisonment, but a maximum sentence of up to ten years is authorized if the offense involved a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm, or resulted in significant bodily injury.”

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