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Trained in Syria, Florida Man Arrested for Plotting Inauguration Day Violence

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A criminal complaint was filed on Jan. 14 against Daniel Alan Baker, 33, for repeatedly using social media to transmit his intention to recruit and train like-minded individuals “in furtherance of his Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Extremism Ideology. Baker has made multiple violent threats to those he claims are “white supremacists, fascists, United States persons with different ideologies than his, and allies of the United States. In addition, BAKER has promoted the killing of United States military officers.” Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney Northern District of Florida, stated his arrest on Jan. 16.

Nicholas Marti, a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and affiant in the complaint, documents multiple examples of posts on various social media platforms that indicate his alleged intention to commit violence. It was the most recent post; however, that drew federal law enforcement’s attention, landing his case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division.

He seemed to be angered by the protests in D.C. on Jan. 6 and posted the following “under the details section of the “Defend Tallahassee” Facebook event page on Jan. 12, 2021.” This post allegedly shows cause for the criminal offense, which was his “interstate transmission in interstate commerce a communication containing a threat to kidnap any person or threat to injure the person of another.”

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He also issued a “call to arms” in a since-removed YouTube video and flier, asking all Florida residents to “rise up” and “encircle terrorists who attack the Capitol. Let them take the Capitol and fight with cops. SURROUND THEM AND TRAP THEM INSIDE.”

Graphic/YouTube Post/Daniel Alan Baker/Criminal Complaint Document

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