WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDFW.COM) – The FBI charged a Dallas man in reference to making threats relating to the riots on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Troy Anthony Smocks, 58, was charged by felony grievance with knowingly and willfully transmitting threats in interstate commerce, in accordance with an FBI information launch.
He’s the third suspect arrested relating to the Capitol riots who lives in North Texas.
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The arrest affidavit alleges Smocks traveled to the Washington, D.C., space on January 5.
The FBI mentioned he used a Parler social media account below the title “ColonelTPerez” or “@Colonel007,” to publish threats on January 6 and seven relating to the riots.
The threats included that he and others would return to the U.S. Capitol on January 19, carrying weapons and massing in numbers so massive that no military may match them.
The FBI mentioned Smocks mentioned he and others would “hunt these cowards down like the Traitors that each of them are,” particularly threatening “RINOS, Dems, and Tech Execs.”
The threats allegedly issued by Smocks have been seen by different social media customers tens of hundreds of instances.
The ATF and FBI proceed to induce the general public to report suspected use of explosive units, or violent, harmful acts related to the current unrest. Anyone with data can name 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), e mail ATFTips@atf.gov or submit data anonymously right here.
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