A guy wanted for offenses linked to the American Capitol Revolt on January 6, 2021, who is armed with explosives and weapons,according to law enforcement authorities, was detained on Thursday in the Washington suburb where former President Barack Obama resides.
A few blocks from the former president’s house, Taylor Taranto, 37, was seen by law enforcement and escaped while being pursued by the U.S. Secret Service.
Two law enforcement authorities reported that Taranto is wanted for insurrection-related offenses.
The officials talked to The Associated Press under the condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to discuss an active case in public.
They claimed Taranto had also threatened a well-known individual on social media.
Although no explosive device had been made, one of the officials claimed that he had been discovered with guns and the necessary ingredients.
Nobody was hurt. It was unclear if the Obamas were there when he was taken into custody.
On suspicion of fleeing justice, Taranto was detained by the Metropolitan Police. After searching Taranto’s vehicle for bombs, the explosives experts concluded there were none there.
It is unclear exactly what Taranto is charged with during the disturbance, in which supporters of then-President Donald Trump broke Capitol building windows and assaulted and injured police officers in a bid to rig the 2020 presidential election.
In connection with the Capitol riot, more than 1,000 people have been charged with federal offenses.
About 100 of them have been found guilty following jury- or judge-decided trials, while over 600 have entered guilty pleas.
Over 550 riot offenders have received sentences, and more than half of them have received jail terms ranging from six days to 18 years.