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Texas man charged after posting online death threats against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Capitol officer, CNN reports

Garret Miller is facing 5 criminal charges in connection to the Capitol riot

This photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Garrett Miller. Miller has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 after being named in a five-count federal complaint. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

The U.S. Justice Department has filed new charges against a Texas man for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6 and for posting death threats online against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a US Capitol Police officer, CNN reports.

Garret Miller, of Texas, is facing five criminal charges in connection to the U.S. Capitol riot earlier this month, which include trespassing offenses and allegedly making online death threats, according to CNN. He was arrested Wednesday.

Court documents allege that Miller tweeted “assassinate AOC,” and said the police officer who fatally shot a Trump supporter during the riot “deserves to die,” according to CNN’s report. He’s also accused of posting “extensively” on social media both before and during the riot.

Federal prosecutors are requesting that a judge keep Miller behind bars, pending trial and a detention hearing, which is set for Monday, CNN reports.

KSAT 12 is reaching out to the U.S. Justice Dept. for further details.

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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