Updated: January 29, 2021 07:21 PM
Created: January 29, 2021 07:19 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation got a warrant to search the Rochester home of Dominic Pezzola, who is accused of going into the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6 riot.
The findings convinced the FBI to ask a federal court to keep him in jail until his trial.
Court paperwork filed Friday said the FBI found hundreds of files on a computer in Pezzola's room that "provide detailed instructions for making homemade firearms, poisons, and/or explosives."
Feds: FBI searched Pezzola's home and a room used "exclusively by" him and founds pdf's that provided "detailed instructions for making homemade firearms, poisons, and/or explosives." @news10nbc https://t.co/SknYovgbYO pic.twitter.com/w5TFSp5Zc1— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) January 29, 2021
They also accused Pezzola of turning off his cell phone and changing his appearance. That's why the U.S. Attorney wrote he "poses a serious danger to the community and a serious risk of flight."
The FBI says this video shows Pezzola using a Capitol Police shield to smash into the Capitol Building.
In its filing, it used images to track Pezzola in the crowd, from marching to the Capitol, to a crowd pushed up against a wall of police.
The filing includes a photo which the FBI says is Pezzola reaching for a police shield when the two crowds clashed.
In a new court filing against Rochester's Dominic Pezzola, the U.S. Attorney's office includes new photos of who they ID as Pezzola in the mob at the U.S. Capitol. In the red circle, black hat, shades. I'm reading through the 21 page document now with a report on @news10nbc at 5. pic.twitter.com/YENX8Ytxyw— Berkeley Brean (@whec_bbrean) January 29, 2021
It then includes photos of who the FBI says is Pezzola holding a police shield, climbing stairs to reach the capitol balcony and then smashing the window.
It also says Pezzola was in this crowd pursuing a Capitol Police officer up a flight of stairs.
One of the charges Pezzola is facing comes with a maximum of 20 years in federal prison if he is convicted.
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