Retired New York City Firefighter in connection with US Capital Riot


According to a criminal complaint filed on Saturday, Thomas Fee is charged with leaving or remaining in any prohibited building or grounds with no legal rights and violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol Ground.

FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer confirmed to CNN that the charge was with the department for 22 years and retired in October.

An anonymous witness, described in a court filing as a special agent with the US Diplomatic Security Service, informed the federal government’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that her husband posted on Facebook by Fei’s girlfriend Saw that he was in the rally. , “The complaint said.

According to the filing, the unnamed witness recited the fee, asking if he was at the rally, and the fee allegedly stated that he was and then sent a photo of himself from inside the Capitol Rotunda. Sakshi initially deleted the photo, but was able to recover it according to the complaint.

The complaint includes a video charge allegedly sent to a witness who shows several people inside the Capitol Rotunda “who do not appear to have authority to attend,” the words “tortured” and “Pelosi.”

According to the complaint, after sending the video Fei allegedly texted the witness “at the tip of the spear”.

Charges have not yet been arrested according to federal prosecutors in New York. CNN has reached a fee for comment.

The charge joins a growing list of charges that took part in the riots earlier this month, which killed five people and triggered arson in the country’s capital. Prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have already accused nearly 100 people related to the riots, and that day there are more than 275 open investigations into possible criminal activity, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said on Friday.

Dwyer said in a statement to CNN that the FDNY is cooperating with the riots in law enforcement investigations into allegations of possible active or retired members’ involvement.

Dwyer said in the statement, “The department received anonymous allegations that active or retired members were present at the events of the United States Capitol on January 6 and, as necessary, they gave this information to the FBI.”

FDNYY Commissioner Daniel Nigaro said in a separate statement last week that while his department “respects the right to take all members personally to social and political positions and to personally support them,” that members ” To act with the utmost discretion and respect “and ensure that they are in compliance with the laws.

“Members of the department, whether active or retired, should not engage in conduct that leads the department into disagreement, or disruptive to the discipline and good order of the department,” the statement said.

Devan Cole of CNN contributed to this report.

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