When on the run on January 6th, fugitive Taylor Taranto posted a tweet from Donald Trump that revealed Barack Obama’s address. Taranto was eventually captured when in close proximity to the Obamas’ home.
Taranto was captured on Thursday after he was wanted for a warrant issued on January 6th. Authorities also found many weapons and components for a Molotov cocktail in his possession while in Obama’s Washington, D.C. neighborhood.
This is being looked at by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Taylor Taranto was taken into custody by the Metropolitan Police Department and federal authorities for his involvement in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Fugitive status is one of the charges against him.
Near the site of the arrest, police asked the MPD Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to conduct a thorough search of the suspect’s van.
According to the MPD, Taranto’s threat to the community is over, but authorities have not closed the investigation.
Law officers searched Taranto’s vehicle, finding guns and the makings of Molotov cocktails. According to law enforcement authorities who spoke to the media, there was no immediate danger to the Obamas.
Details of the arrest were stunning and worrying. For instance, Taranto posted the address of Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats and the phrase “Got them surrounded!” on Trump Truth Social.
Phyllis Schlafly’s 2017 opinion post was included in the article Trump shared. It was about the Obamas’ new residence in the vicinity of the White House.
Taranto not only made that post, he also told his live stream viewers that he was armed with a detonator.
Taranto has a YouTube channel where he posts videos in support of Trump. He also shared a video of himself at the Capitol building on YouTube on January 6.