Second Alabama man faces federal charges following riot at the U.S. Capitol

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Another Alabama man faces federal charges in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Court records show 23-year-old William Wright Watson of Auburn faces charges of civil disorder, being in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. Watson previously had his bond revoked in a drug case after he was identified as participating in the Jan. 6 riot. An investigator wrote in an affidavit signed Monday that Watson described carrying a can of mace, pushing onto the Capitol grounds and entering the Capitol through a broken window.

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