FBI agents captured Nicholas Ochs at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.
On Wednesday, Ochs posted a photo of himself on Twitter, posing with a lit cigarette in his mouth inside the Capitol. The tweet's caption said, "Hello from the Capital (sic) lol."
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According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Ochs unsuccessfully ran as a Republican for the state House District 22 seat, representing Waikiki in 2020. He was defeated by Democrat Adrian Tam by a 68% to 32% margin.
The Department of Justice is seeking his removal to the District of Columbia to face the charge. His initial appearance will be in federal court in Honolulu.
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