Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports:
A Mercer County woman wanted for her involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol last month has been taken into custody. According to law enforcement, Rachel Powell was taken into custody on Thursday night in New Castle.
She is facing charges of obstruction, depredation of government property, entering restricted space without authority and violent entry/disorderly conduct. Powell will make her initial appearance in court this afternoon. The feds are seeking her detention while her attorney says he’ll ask for her release pending trial.
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BREAKING: Rachel Powell to make initial appearance via closed circuit on front of US Magistrate Patricia Dodge at 3 p.m. Feds are seeking her detention. @KDKA
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Rachel Powell, a single mother of eight suspected of playing a role in the assault on the U.S. Capitol, was taken into custody in Pennsylvania on Thursday night, federal authorities confirmed to CBS News on Friday. https://t.co/NrSJJY3sks
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