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Tip led to FBI arrests of Iowa mother, son in Capitol attack

This Feb. 19, 2021, photo provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa, shows Deborah Sandoval. Sandoval and her son Salvador Sandoval Jr. were arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after a longtime acquaintance tipped off the FBI to their alleged involvement. (Polk County Jail via AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The FBI have identified an Iowa woman and her adult son as participants in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after a tip from a longtime family acquaintance. 

An FBI agent says in a court document that videos posted to social media and surveillance video at the Capitol also confirmed that Deborah Sandoval and Salvador Sandoval Jr. were part of the mob. 

The affidavit describes surveillance video showing 23-year-old Salvador Sandoval pushing two officers with the Metropolitan Police Department and trying to grab the shield of a third. 

The mother and son were arrested on Friday in Des Moines and have been released from custody pending further proceedings.

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