FBI Arrests WNY Man For Alleged Involvement In Capitol Attack
FBI agents have arrested another Western New Yorker for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC.
Alden resident Daniel Warmus, is charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, intent to disrupt official government business, and violent entry according to a story aired on WIVB-TV.
Tuesday morning, the FBI raided an apartment in Alden on Genesee Street with flash grenades.
A statement alleges that on Jan. 12, the FBI received a tip that Warmus entered the Capitol grounds during the insurrection.
The to the FBI said that Warmus was heard talking about his experience while at a dentist’s office.
“Specifically, the tipster reported that a police officer told Warmus to leave the building, but Warmis refused to leave,” the statement of facts alleges.
"Warmus also played a video he had taken inside the Capitol Building at the dentist’s office.”
FBI agents surveilled an Orchard Park business, where Warmus is reportedly employed on multiple occasions and observed a blue truck registered to Warmus parked during business hours.
The FBI obtained video footage they believe is Warmus, wearing a dark sweathshirt with the phrase “CNN is fake news” and a dark hat bearing “Trump 2020.”
The FBI alleges that security footage at the Capitol showed a person resembling Warmus enter the building at approximately 2:17 p.m. through the Senate Wing doors.
The statement of facts alleges Warmus pulled away from an officer who grabbed him by his backpack and walked away.
The FBI served a search warrant to access Warmus’s cell phone records, which showed his phone number had utilized a cell site in the area of the Capitol.
Three other local individuals have been previously arrested and charged for alleged participation in the Jan. 6 attack.