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    3 Active-Duty Marines Who Work in Intelligence Arrested for Alleged Participation in Jan. 6 Riot

    3 Active-Duty Marines Who Work in Intelligence Arrested for Alleged Participation in Jan. 6 Riot

    Three Marines were arrested Wednesday for their participation in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.

    Micah Coomer, Joshua Abate, and Dodge Dale Hellonen — three men identified by investigators as active-duty Marines — were arrested on four charges each stemming from their participation in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to prevent the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election.

    The three men are the first active-duty members to be arrested in connection with the siege since Marine Maj. Christopher Warnagiris, who was taken into custody in May 2021 on nine charges. All three Marines, who were arrested more than two years after the attack, work in jobs connected to the intelligence community.

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    A Marine Corps spokesman confirmed that the service is “aware of an investigation and the allegations” and added that service “is fully cooperating with appropriate authorities in support of the investigation.”

    According to the complaint filed by federal prosecutors, investigators first learned of the three men when they found from inside the Capitol that Coomer had posted on Instagram including “the caption ‘Glad to be apart [sic] of history.'” A search warrant was issued for his social media accounts in August 2021.

    After officials identified Coomer, they…

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