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Retired NYPD Cop Once Assigned to Secure City Hall Accused of Pipe Attack on Capitol Police – NBC New York

What to Know

  • A spokesperson for the New York FBI office mentioned Thomas Webster surrendered Monday on the FBI’s Hudson Valley office on fees filed in federal courtroom in Washington, D.C. associated to the Capitol riot
  • A spokesman for the U.S. lawyer’s office mentioned Webster will seem in federal courtroom in White Plains Tuesday; lawyer info for him wasn’t instantly accessible
  • This newest improvement follows a myriad of arrests and fees in opposition to a quantity of tri-state residents in connection to the violent occasions that unfolded early final month

The man who surrendered on the FBI’s Hudson Valley office Monday to face fees in reference to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege is a retired NYPD officer who had been assigned for a time to work perimeter safety at City Hall and at Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official residence, regulation enforcement officers with direct data of the investigation instructed News 4 Tuesday.

Thomas Webster, who is anticipated to seem in federal courtroom in White Plains later within the day, is accused of utilizing a pipe to assault Capitol Police that day, the officers mentioned. Webster’s lawyer, James Monroe, declined to remark Tuesday.



The FBI had launched a picture, later recognized by regulation enforcement officers as Webster, as half of their ongoing investigation into the violence final month.

This newest improvement follows a myriad of arrests and fees in opposition to a quantity of tri-state residents in connection to the violent occasions that unfolded early final 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 all through the nation. Since the violent riot, a quantity of tri-state residents have been arrested and charged with varied crimes in connection to the lethal occasion, together with a New York City sanitation employee, the brother of a retired NYPD officer, an MTA employee and an Upper West Side group chief.



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