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Law Enforcement Today
January 18, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, FL – A former U.S. Army soldier angered over the invasion of the U.S. Capitol has been arrested for plotting an attack against protesters at the Florida State Capitol in revenge.
On Friday, the FBI arrested 33-year-old Daniel Alan Baker on federal charges for allegedly issuing an online call to arms to recruit other “hardcore leftists” to “violently confront” protesters Sunday at Florida’s Capitol in Tallahassee.
FBI arrests ex-U.S. soldier Daniel Baker in Florida Capitol violence plot https://t.co/Bi5PrJq1fW
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Baker allegedly created a Facebook event titled “Defend Tallahassee,” which called for people to take up arms and join him in Tallahassee to attack protesters.
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Lawrence Keefe issued a statement:
“(Baker) threatened to kidnap and injure others, and he recently issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protesters who are expected to gather at the Florida Capitol.
“Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrum must be stopped, and they will be stopped.”