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Massachusetts Man Arrested For Jan 6 Capitol Riots in DC

Massachusetts Man Arrested For Jan 6 Capitol Riots in DC

Boston, MA: Another arrest in Jan 6 Capitol Riots on several felony charges. A man was reportedly captured on video entering the Capitol and creating a “video manifesto” the day prior to the riots, expressing his anticipation of “chaos” and “pandemonium.”

A Massachusetts resident was taken into custody on Wednesday for his suspected participation in the January 6th incident at the Capitol, as reported by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

A man from Framingham, Thomas J. Method, 57, is facing serious charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding and various misdemeanor offenses. These misdemeanors include entering or remaining in a restricted building without authority and engaging in disorderly and disruptive conduct within the building.

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office stated that his actions, along with others, reportedly caused disruption during a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was held to determine and tally the electoral votes for the presidential election.

A suspect was apprehended in Framingham and appeared in court in the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday, according to officials.

Based on court documents, it is claimed that Method traveled from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. to take part in the events at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. A video captured Method entering the Capitol building amidst a chaotic crowd, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Furthermore, authorities discovered a recorded “video manifesto” purportedly made by Method on the eve of the riots.

Read More: Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Offender & Former NYPD Officer Sentenced 22 Months in Federal Prison

Method allegedly expressed hope that the growing support and momentum behind the movement would convince more Senators to join and bring about change, as captured in the video. Regardless of the outcome, it is important to me that Trump remains in office. I have a sense that it’s going to be a wild and chaotic situation.

Over 1,313 individuals have faced charges in almost all 50 states for their involvement in the Capitol breach following the riots. Among them, 469 have been charged with a felony, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Also Read: Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Offender Sentenced 40 Months in Prison

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