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Jake Lang biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Newburgh, New York

Edward Jacob Lang

Edward Jacob Lang

Edward Jacob “Jake” Lang is a white man from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Newburgh, Orange County, New York. (a)
  2. He is the son of Ned Lang, a former council member in Tusten, Sullivan County, New York, and Sari Laden Lang. (b) His family owned one of the largest environmental waste treatment facilities in New York. (c)
  3. He grew up in Narrowsburg, Sullivan County. (c) 
  4. He attended Hunter College in New York. In 2014, he left school to launch an urban head-wear company called Harlem Pusher, which was his first business. Later than year, he launched an online store called Vaporizer City. (c) 
  5. In 2015, he acquired WholesaleVapes.com. (c) 
  6. In 2017, he launched Social Model Management, an online modeling agency based in New York City, New York. (d)
  7. On January 6, 2021, he listened to Donald Trump‘s speech in front of the White House. Later that day, he took photos of himself outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, supporters of the 45th U.S. president breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He was caught on camera swinging a baseball bat at police officers while rioters were attacking the officers near an entrance to the U.S. Capitol. (e)
  8. At 8:04 p.m. on January 6, 2021, he posted a Facebook video showing his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot. In the caption, he wrote, “I was the leader of Liberty today. You are on the wrong side of history.” (f)
  9. On January 7, 2021, he wrote on Twitter, “I watched a woman die yesterday in front of my eyes. I saved two others from being trampled and suffocated by Capitol Police. They murdered her and tried to murder many many more. This is an act of war by TYRANTS against the American people….” (b)
  10. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent LaNard Taylor filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 15, 2021. (g)
  11. On January 16, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at his home in Newburgh. (a) He was 25 years old when he was arrested. (e)
  12. He posted about his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 on his social media accounts, which were disabled on January 17, 2021. (e)
  13. He is expected to appear in federal court in Westchester County, New York City via teleconference on January 19, 2021. (h)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

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