Retired NYPD Cop As soon as Assigned to Safe Metropolis Corridor Accused of Pipe Assault on Capitol Police – NBC New York
What to know
- A spokesman for the New York FBI office said Thomas Webster surrendered Monday in the FBI’s Hudson Valley office on charges in the federal court in Washington, DC, in connection with the Capitol riot
- A US law firm spokesman said Webster would appear in federal court in White Plains on Tuesday. his attorney James Monroe declined to comment
- This recent development follows a host of arrests and charges against a number of three-state residents in connection with the violent events that occurred earlier last month
The man who surrendered to the FBI’s Hudson Valley office Monday to bring charges related to the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol is a retired NYPD official who had been employed for a while City Hall and at the Gracie Mansion, the mayor to provide perimeter security official residence, law enforcement officers with direct knowledge of the investigation told News 4 Tuesday.
Thomas Webster, expected to appear in federal court in White Plains later the day, is charged with using a whistle that day to attack Capitol Police. Webster’s attorney James Monroe declined to comment on Tuesday.
The FBI released a picture as part of its ongoing investigation into the violence last month that was later identified as Webster by law enforcement officers.
This latest development follows a host of arrests and charges against a growing number of residents in three states in connection with the events early last month when a crowd of former supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Nearly two months after the siege, the FBI continues to make arrests across the country. Since the violent uprising, a number of residents from three states have been arrested and charged with various crimes related to the fatal event, including a New York plumbing worker, the brother of a retired NYPD official, an MTA worker and an Upper West side community leader .
US Capitol Police Captain Carneysha Mendoza gave a firsthand report on the deadly riot on January 6, as she testified to two Senate committees on Tuesday. “With the multitude of events I’ve worked on in my nearly 19-year career in the department, this has been by far the worst of the worst,” said Mendoza.