A Brooklyn man who allegedly participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 was arrested Tuesday at his Midwood home, according to federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York. Anton Lunyk, 26, was charged with breaking into a federal building, impeding government business and other crimes related to his role in the siege.
The FBI learned of Lunyk’s role in the siege, according to a criminal complaint, from a college pal who spotted him in a New York Post tweet. The tweet showed a white supremacist media personality known as “Baked Alaska” in the office of an unspecified senator; Lunyk, according to the complaint, is standing in the background.
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NEW: The FBI arrested 25-year-old Anton Lunyk in Brooklyn this morning. The bureau received a tip about him after he appeared in the background of a screenshot of Baked Alaska’s livestream. pic.twitter.com/9sxKHMPwon
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) May 11, 2021
NEW: New York City man arrested for role in US Capitol Insurrection.
Feds say 25 y/o Anton Lunyk was inside both House & Senate sides of Capitol on Jan 6 shortly after posting on IG: ““This is going to be an interesting next few weeks . . . who else is going to DC this week? pic.twitter.com/84YBVF3mSK
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 11, 2021
Anton Lunyk, 26, was charged with breaking into a federal building, disorderly conduct, and attempting to disrupt the flow of government business. https://t.co/q7twAC4Ov4
— Brooklyn Paper (@brooklynpaper) May 11, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) January 7, 2021