“Eye Gouger” Ex-NYPD Cop Charged In Capitol Riot

New York City’s NBC News affiliate reports:

A retired NYPD officer who had been assigned for a time to work perimeter security at City Hall and at Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official residence, has been accused of using a pipe to attack U.S. Capitol officers during the Jan. 6 siege, law enforcement officials told News 4 Tuesday.

Thomas Webster surrendered to the FBI’s Hudson Valley office Monday to face charges in the ongoing investigation.

Webster does not deny he was the man in the red jacket seen in FBI-circulated video and imagery, his lawyer said. But he said his client has no history of political activism and deserves”fair bail.”

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