Charges: Minnesota man posted Snapchat videos of him entering U.S. Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

A photo from the federal criminal complaint against Westbury that prosecutors say shows him taking a selfie inside the capitol. (Supplied)

A third Minnesotan has been arrested in connection to the U.S. Capitol riot that occurred on Jan. 6 while lawmakers were in the process of certifying the electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election.

FBI special agents arrested Jonah Westbury, 26, of Lindstrom on Friday on charges related to the riot, according to the FBI Minneapolis Division.

Westbury was arrested after FBI agents received multiple tips that he had been involved in the riot. The first tip from a former high school classmate said he spotted Westbury in a TikTok video from the riots and later saw a Snapchat video of Westbury "narrating his incursion into the U.S. Capitol."

Agents say Westbury was also captured taking a selfie inside the Capitol in a video posted to Reddit.

Westbury is now facing charges for trespassing at the Capitol, disorderly and disruptive conduct in the Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building.

This comes a day after 39-year-old Victoria White of Rochester was charged for her role in the riot. Her charges include entering in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a restricted building and violent entry on Capitol grounds.

Last month, Jordan Stotts, 31, of Moorhead, was arrested and charged with trespassing and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds in relation to the breach of the Capitol. 

According to authorities, both White and Stotts posted about the riot on Facebook. Investigators were able to trace them both back to videos taken on the day.

On Jan. 6, a crowd of President Donald Trump supporters protested the results of the election and eventually broke into the U.S. Capitol. Five deaths were attributed to the riot.