FBI Arrested New York City Youth For Instagramming During Capitol Riots; his mother defends him | The State
Extreme security after the assault on Congress
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Nicolás Moncada, a young resident of Staten Island (NYC), was arrested yesterday by the FBI for allegedly broadcasting live his participation in the Capitol riots on January 6 to stop the presidential proclamation of Joe Biden.
further Thomas Fee (53), former FDNY firefighter residing in Freeport (Long Island) would also be under investigation by federal authorities after sending a text message to an acquaintance with a photo of himself surrounded by rioters inside the Capitol Rotunda. Until last night Fee had not been arrested, he stressed ABC News.
Last week the FBI had already arrested in New York at least two followers of President Donald Trump linked to the attacks in Congress that left five people dead, and another for making extremist threats from his home in Queens.
Moncada, 20, was arrested yesterday at his home on Taunton Street, and federal agents remained at the scene. “He is now in custody for his role in robbing the US Capitol while our representatives were inside fulfilling their constitutional duties,” the agency reported yesterday. On twitter.
The feds were able to locate Moncada because he broadcast the January 6 assault on the Capitol building live on Instagramsaid a police source New York Post. He is due to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, the source said.
His mother, Joan Moncada, He told the press yesterday that his son was not causing a disturbance and just wanted to see what was happening inside the Capitol. “It bothers me that everyone is jumping to conclusions (…) He’s a good boy. Simply I don’t want to see their future ruined because he wanted to see what was happening ”.
According to federal court records, Moncada’s classmates at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) gave him away after recognizing him from photos and videos during the siege of Congress.
In an email yesterday the school said that Moncada studied illustration there, but has not signed up as a student since May.
WANTED: Thomas Fee, 53, of Freeport, Long Island. In 2004 he shouted racial slurs at a black doctor, but still retired from @FDNY after 22yrs. I’ve shared video of rioters yelling “tyranny” & “Pelosi” along with a text about being the deadly riot’s spear tiphttps: //t.co/NagEQhuJ3l pic.twitter.com/fkA9ZYudAF
– Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 19, 2021
* Nicolas Moncada, a 20-year-old from Staten Island, was arrested this morning for his role in “assaulting the U.S. Capitol, “according to the FBI.
* Charges are not specified.
* Moncada, who’s a student at FIT, live-streamed his participation in the attack.https: //t.co/YSratIgp4G pic.twitter.com/zIeoj61oMf
– Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 18, 2021
ADIC Sweeney’s statement following Nicolas Moncada’s arrest for his role in the riot and assault on the Capitol building:
“For those still thinking of employing violence to interfere with our Nation’s laws and institutions, our message is simple – don’t do it.”
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/kH9G7EN5Mi
– FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI) January 18, 2021