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UCLA Student Arrested For Actively Participating In Capitol Siege

Photo from FBI Affidavit: The subject is carrying a large blue flag with “America First” in white writing.
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Federal prosecutors have charged a UCLA student from Costa Mesa in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last month.

FBI agents took Christian Secor into custody yesterday, after searching his home.

He appeared in Santa Ana federal court, where he was booked on a laundry list of charges, including assaulting officers, violent entry and obstructing an official proceeding.

According to court papers, video footage shows Secor pushing his way past officers who were trying to block doors leading into the Capitol. He's also allegedly shown walking around the Senate chambers holding an America First flag, and sitting in the chair of former Vice President Mike Pence.

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According to an FBI Affidavit, the bureau was tipped off by a student at UCLA, amont others, who recognized Secor as the founder of a conservative campus organization.

Secor is now the second Orange County resident arrested in connection to that violent uprising.

He's currently being held without bail.

The other Southern California residents arrested for the insurrection include:

  • 1 from Huntington Beach
  • 1 from Victorville
  • 3 from Beverly Hills
  • 1 from Glendora
  • 1 from San Diego

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