LI man charged with taking part in Capitol riot after posting videos to Instagram: report

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Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Photo credit Samuel Corum/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Long Island man has been arrested and charged with taking part in the siege at the Capitol building after posting about it on Instagram, according to a report.

Law enforcement officials arrested Christopher Ortiz, 27, in Huntington, the New York Post reported, citing an FBI affidavit that was unsealed on Wednesday.

Ortiz allegedly posted an Instagram story on Jan. 6 in which he yelled, “Onward! Onward!” as he and other Trump supporters stormed the building in Washington, D.C., the outlet reported.

An Instagram follower who reported Ortiz to the FBI after watching his story sent Ortiz a message asking him what he was doing at the Capitol, according to the outlet.

Ortiz reportedly responded: “Participating in government,” adding that he “didn’t break or vandalize or steal; I walked through and out.”

“I’d storm the Capitol for you any day,” he added, according to the outlet.

His attorney information wasn’t immediately available Wednesday.