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A man who was identified participating in the deadly capitol riot in January has been arrested. With the help of tipsters, Russell James Peterson was identified and arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday after federal investigators were told that his mother posted on Facebook that Peterson stormed the Capitol Building and “sat in Pelosi’s chair.”

According to the Department of Justice, investigators obtained a federal search warrant on Peterson’s Facebook account where they claimed to have discovered evidence showing him livestreaming on a video from within the Capitol building premises.

The FBI also found pictures of Peterson, his mother and another woman with their same last name in the protest area, although authorities did not say there was any evidence of the women inside the Capitol building. No charges against them have been reported.

Court filings by the FBI said that there was already evidence that Peterson had violated the Capitol before investigators followed up on the tips they received about his mother’s recent Facebook activities.

Surveillance footage captured from closed-circuit television also spotted Peterson among mobs roaming the Parliament and within the Capitol Building’s Crypt and Crypt lobby Law and Crime wrote.

Peterson is facing charges on deliberately entering restricted buildings and grounds. Chaotic acts that impede the implementation of government projects as well as destructive acts in the Parliament building.

Justice of the peace ordered Peterson's release on a $ 10,000 unsecured bond at a hearing on Friday. He will return to court next week.

Several other people have been arrested and charged as authorities sought online help to identify rioters involved in the siege from photos and videos posted on social media.

A man from Arkansas was one of those arrested and taken into custody last month after he was identified in a photo showing him sitting on Pelosi’s chair with his feet propped up on the desk. He was also seen in a video on a profanity-laced rant to The New York Times about being in Pelosi's office while waving a piece of mail he said he had taken.

The U.S. Capitol is shown June 5, 2003 in Washington, DC. Both houses of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives meet in the Capitol. Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images

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