An Ameriprise Financial advisor in New Jersey has been arrested and criminally charged for being one of the instigators in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, federal prosecutors announced.

Lee A. Giobbie, 40, of Eastampton, N.J., was described by prosecutors as an active participant in the Capitol riot, using a bullhorn to encourage crowds to push their way into the government building as Congress attempted to certify the 2020 presidential election.

He was arrested by federal agents on Tuesday and charged with felony offenses of civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

He also was charged with several misdemeanor offenses for disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds. 

Giobbie, who has been with Ameriprise since October 2017, has been sidelined by the firm. “Upon learning of the federal indictment, we immediately suspended the advisor pending an investigation by our firm,” Ameriprise said in an email statement.

Giobbie has become the latest of more than 1,265 individuals who have been charged in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Giobbie was armed with a bullhorn and led the crowd in chants such as, “Stop the Steal” and “USA,” and was one of the first to breach the Capitol building.

Prosecutors said Giobbie “was identified on open-source video as present among other rioters near a line of bike rack barricades established on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol building.” He was described by prosecutors as wearing “a black leather jacket, a green-knitted Eagles stocking cap, blue jeans, white and gray sneakers, black gloves, a black backpack, and carried a white and red bullhorn.”

Giobbie “can be heard in an open-source video repeatedly shouting, ‘Move the gates!’ before the bike rack barricades in this area were breached. Giobbie is then captured in video footage walking toward other rioters while they were violently pushing against the bike rack barricades and the police. He repeatedly stated, 'We're going in,' and 'The gates have been breached,'" prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Giobbie used his bullhorn to exhort the crowd with commands such as, “Push, push, push, push,” and “We need something to break the door down!” He fought off police officers and “was one of the first rioters to breach the Capitol via the Rotunda Doors within minutes after other rioters first breached it, aggressively pushing his way through the doors as police were actively trying to defend it,” prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said upon entering the Capitol, Giobbie made his way to the Senate Rotunda and was briefly detained by a police officer in a hallway, later leaving the building through the Senate Wing Door into the Northwest Courtyard.

Giobbie’s attorney, Hope C. Lefeber of New York, did not return a call before press time. She told NBC News earlier this week that Giobbie was aware he was under investigation several months ago.

“This man has not engaged in any subversive activities, has not been destructive in any way, has not done a damn thing since Jan. 6,” Lefeber said. “Now we'll have to resolve this and see where this goes."

Giobbie, a 17-year veteran in the financial services industry, began his career with Citigroup Global Markets in 2007. He joined Janney Montgomery Scott in 2009 and moved to Ameriprise in 2017.