(TheRedWire.com) – A man, Taylor Taranto, was recently detained due to his participation in the Capitol attack on January 6. It is alleged that he subsequently aimed his attention towards the home of ex-President Obama in Washington, D.C. This happened in the aftermath of a post by ex-President Trump, who stated he was revealing Obama’s address on a social platform.
Taranto was arrested in the Kalorama region of D.C., the current dwelling place of the Obama family. Four misdemeanor charges tied to the January 6 insurrection have been filed against him.
As per legal filings on Wednesday, Taranto shared a post on Trump’s Truth Social network that was said to disclose the Obama family’s residence. That same day, he broadcasted live from his van while traversing the Kalorama area, even after parked and started wandering on foot.
Throughout his broadcast, Taranto aimed his camera at various sewer openings, referring to them as “access points,” leading law enforcement to suspect he planned to trespass on nearby private properties.
The Secret Service, informed of Taranto’s movements, watched him as he roamed the area. When they confronted him, he tried to escape but was caught.
Law enforcement’s search of Taranto’s van revealed two guns, copious amounts of ammunition, and a machete. It seemed he had been occupying the vehicle for the prior two months.
Officials had been hunting for Taranto due to his role in the January 6 insurrection. Their pursuit heightened following his live broadcast the previous Wednesday, during which he insinuated he planned to set off his car at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland. His comments about Speaker Kevin McCarthy were also found to be troubling.
Moreover, Taranto streamed live footage of himself and several others intruding into a Maryland elementary school, where they played videos of the January 6 event. This act appeared to be a threatening gesture towards Representative Jamie Raskin, whom Taranto thought lived nearby.
In contrast to other individuals charged with the January 6 uprising, Prosecutors underscored that Taranto has continually strived to achieve the riot’s goals. They stressed his repeated threats of possessing firearms, ammunition, and a machete.
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