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Man Surrenders in New York on Charges Related to Violent U.S. Capitol Riot

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a group of people sitting in front of a building: WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES – 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) © Pacific Press/LightRocket via Ge

WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES – 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

What to Know

  • A spokesperson for the New York FBI office said Thomas Webster surrendered Monday at the FBI’s Hudson Valley office on charges filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. related to the events at the Capitol Building on Jan. 6.  
  • A spokesman for US Attorney’s office said Webster will appear in federal court in White Plains Tuesday.
  • This latest development follows a myriad of arrests and charges against a number of tri-state residents in connection to the violent events that unfolded early last month when a mob of former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. 

A spokesperson for the New York FBI office said Thomas Webster surrendered Monday at the FBI’s Hudson Valley office on charges filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. related to the events at the Capitol Building on Jan. 6.  

A spokesman for US Attorney’s office said Webster will appear in federal court in White Plains Tuesday.

Additional information, including if Webster retained an attorney who can comment on his behalf, was not immediately known.

This latest development follows a myriad of arrests and charges against a number of tri-state residents in connection to the violent events that unfolded early last month when a mob of former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. 

Nearing two months after the siege, the FBI continues to make arrests throughout the country. Since the violent riot, a number of tri-state residents have been arrested and charged with various crimes in connection to the deadly event, including a New York City sanitation worker, the brother of a retired NYPD officer, an MTA worker and an Upper West Side community leader.

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