N.J. man in Capitol siege news video arrested by the FBI
Thomas Baranyi, a 28-year-old New Jersey man who was standing next to the woman who died in last week’s storming of the Capitol, was arrested by the FBI Tuesday evening and charged with disorderly or disruptive conduct.
In a brief video hearing before U.S. District Judge Cathy Waldor in Newark on Tuesday, the former Peace Corps member was charged with relatively minor offenses, but more serious charges may be pending. Bail was set at $100,000 and the matter moved to Washington, D.C., where all the cases involving the Capitol rampage are being handled. He was released on an unsecured bond.
In a criminal affidavit, an FBI special agent cited the widely circulated news interview that Baranyi gave in the wake of the attack, acknowledging his presence in the building.
In that interview with…