Ryan Kelley, Republication candidate for Governor, attends a Freedom Rally in support of First Amendment rights and to protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on May 15, 2021.

Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley was arrested Thursday morning by the FBI, a department spokesperson told Insider. 

Kelley, a real estate broker, was arrested at his home in Allendale in western Michigan, the spokesperson said, adding that agents are searching his home.

It was not immediately clear what charges Kelley is facing, but the spokesperson said charges should be announced soon. 

The arrest comes months after Kelley was spotted at the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, The Detroit News reported. It is unclear if his arrest is connected to the insurrection.

Kelley’s gubernatorial campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment about the arrest.

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A GOP candidate for Michigan governor has been arrested by the FBI

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