A retired NYPD police officer who had once been assigned to work perimeter security at City Hall and the mayor’s official residence is accused of attacking U.S. Capitol Police with a pipe during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Thomas Webster turned himself into the FBI on Monday.
NBC New York reports:
Thomas Webster, who is expected to appear in federal court in White Plains later in the day, is accused of using a pipe to attack Capitol Police that day, the officials said. Webster’s attorney, James Monroe, declined to comment Tuesday.
The FBI had released an image, later identified by law enforcement officials as Webster, as part of their ongoing investigation into the violence last month.
This latest development follows a myriad of arrests and charges against a growing number of tri-state residents in connection with the events that unfolded early last month when a mob of former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Webster became known as the “eye gouger” on social media after images showed him allegedly jabbing his thumb into a Capitol Police officer’s face.
Image credit: @FBIWFO / Twitter