FBI: Florida man plotted attack on pro-Trump protesters

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with trying to organise an armed response to pro-President Donald Trump protesters expected at the state Capitol on Sunday, the US Attorneys Office announced.Daniel Baker of Tallahassee was using social media to recruit people in a plot to create a circle around protesters and trap them in the Capitol, according to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent on Friday.The court document describes a series of threats of violence and a prediction of civil war.

PTI | Tallahassee | Updated: 16-01-2021 03:06 IST | Created: 16-01-2021 02:21 IST
FBI: Florida man plotted attack on pro-Trump protesters
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A Florida man has been arrested and charged with trying to organise an armed response to pro-President Donald Trump protesters expected at the state Capitol on Sunday, the US Attorney's Office announced.

Daniel Baker of Tallahassee was using social media to recruit people in a plot to create a circle around protesters and trap them in the Capitol, according to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent on Friday.

The court document describes a series of threats of violence and a prediction of civil war. Baker is described as anti-Trump, anti-government, anti-white supremacists and anti-police.

''Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped," said US Attorney Lawrence Keefe in a news release.

Baker was kicked out of the Army in 2007 after going AWOL before being deployed to Iraq. The affidavit said Baker was then homeless and largely unemployed for the following nine years, most of the time in Tallahassee.

"REMEMBER THAT THE COPS WONT PROTECT US BECAUSE THE COPS AND KLAN GO HAND IN HAND!'' Baker wrote on a Facebook event page he created, according to the affidavit. "If you are afraid to die fighting the enemy, then stay in bed and live. Call all of your friends and Rise Up!"

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