New Development In Jan 6 Rioter Who Targeted Obama

Marc Nozell from Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Taylor Taranto, who had first been arrested on June 29 in relation to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot attack, is set to remain in prison awaiting his trial according to the ruling of a federal magistrate judge.

Taranto had been looking for Taranto for months but intensified their search efforts on June 28 after he indicated that he was planning on breaking into Obama’s residence in Washington, D.C. He was arrested a day later close to Obama’s home in a van that contained two firearms, hundreds of ammunition rounds, and a machete. He has now been charged with four misdemeanors connected to the Capitol riot.

Wednesday’s court filing showed that U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui determined that Taranto was a threat to the public and thus ruled in favor of the prosecutors who presented evidence over what they deemed to be erratic behavior.

Previously Taranto also allegedly threatened Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and had posted on his YouTube channel that he was planning on blowing up the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland.

Prior to his arrest Taranto had reposted a post from former President Donald Trump which allegedly included the address of the Obamas. He then started a live stream of himself driving in that neighborhood in his van. The filing also specified that Taranto had every intention of entering the private residence of the Obamas.

Prosecutors claimed that Taranto was unlike many of the other Jan. 6 defendants as all of his actions resulted from impulses. This has caused him to make so many threats and own the firearms and ammunition he had in his van.

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