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Five Tennesseans now charged in conneciton with Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/AP)  --  At least five Tennesseans have now been arrested in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Nashville resident  Blake Austin Reed* was arrested by the FBI Sunday. The agency says it has a social media photo of the 35-year-old Reed inside the capitol.

Gallatin resident Jack Griffith was arrested Saturday. Authorities say a tip helped them tie Griffith to social media photos under a different name taken inside the capitol.

Tipsters also reportedly helped federal agents connect Memphis resident Matthew Bledsoe to the capitol riots. He was arrested Friday.

Lisa Eisenhart, the mother of so-called “zip tie guy” Eric Munchel, was arrested over the weekend in Nashville for her alleged participation.

Munchel will be back in a Nashville court for another hearing Tuesday, following his arrest last week.

Five people died in the mob violence in Washington on January 6, when thousands overwhelmed Capitol Police and stormed the building.

*CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story, suspect Blake Austin Reed was incorrectly named Blake Austin.

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