They came ready For war. Leroy Kaufman threw a stone from his American GMC Sierra pickup truck at the US Capitol building around 9:15 am. 6. Inside the truck Legal documents allege, There were 11 Molotov cocktails containing a napalm substance, a handgun, shotgun, rifle, crossbow with bolts, several matches, camouflage smoke equipment and a stun gun. Kaufman also allegedly carried two other guns on his person.
Also in his car, the documents claimed, were handwritten notes about elected officials and treated as contact information for talk show hosts and other politicians. The legal document stated that the messages written in the defendant’s pickup truck raised serious concerns about his intentions, and suggested that these weapons were to be used in an attempt to violently attack our elected representatives. It added that law enforcement officials believe the weapons may be intended to be shared with others.
Kauffman was not alone on 6 January US capital storm There were individuals who were armed and ready for violence. In the days following the attack, open-source intelligence researchers, journalists, and law enforcement have begun the laborious task of trying to track down their people. Among staunch Republicans, QAnon conspiracy theorists, and elected officials, a group stood out: highly organized, armed, and specifically trained not only to storm the Capitol, but also for acts of violence. Their behavior has led to fears that extremist right-wing groups and others may target the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on 20 January with the intention of causing violence. As time ends, the race continues to identify and disrupt those who can take action.
Soon Legal documents and charge sheets One can give a glimpse of what unfolded in the Capitol after colliding with George Washington University’s program on extremism. The program has so far 20 charges related to firearms and a handful of others for theft, assault, intimidation and civil disorder under extremism. Cleveland grocer Meredith, Jr., who traveled to Washington, DC, but was too late to protest, Was accused An assault rifle, a Gloke shotgun embossed with the American flag, and 2,500 rounds of ammunition. Text messages allegedly found on his phone included threats to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Time of war,” a message said.
The legal documents made publicly available so far do not disclose any co-ordination between them and of course, all are innocent until proven guilty. (In early legal proceedings, Kaufman did not file a petition and his lawyer Argued He had no previous criminal record. Legal representatives did not return a request for comment.) At the time of writing the FBI has charged more than 70 people, has more than 170 open case files, and sent over 100,000 photographs, videos and other digital media. More arrests will inevitably follow.
In the days following the attack, evidence has surfaced on social media showing some people inside the Capitol Building Talking about the layout of the building And how to get around the maze of its corridors. Another video shows an organized line of individuals dressed in camo gear passing through the crowd and Move to capital. Persons allegedly holding zip-tie handcuffs have also been identified, while another person is stated to be Is packed A military prepared meal.
Many were surprised by what happened on 6 January – but one should no longer have any doubt that follow-up attacks are not only possible, but may be a possibility. The Capitol Police has told MPs that they are monitoring three schemes that could pose a threat to members of Congress Huffington Post Reported. While the AP finds out that the FBI is warning of possible armed protests Washington, DC, along with capitals of all 50 states, And is told Police Chiefs should be alert.