Documents: Freeport man charged in connection to Capitol riot

Thomas Fee is charged with knowingly entering/remaining in any restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry/disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2021, 4:11 AM

Updated 1,180 days ago

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A man from Freeport has been charged in connection to the U.S. Capitol riot, court documents show.
Thomas Fee is charged with knowingly entering/remaining in any restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry/disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Investigators say a photo of Fee inside the Capitol Rotunda was shared with the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Fee's girlfriend also allegedly posted about his presence on Facebook.
Court papers say a special agent with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service contacted Fee over text about the post. According to the documents, Fee sent the agent, who happens to be Fee's girlfriend's brother, a selfie from the Rotunda and a video in which rioters can be heard yelling "tyranny" and "Pelosi."
Investigators say the photo was cross-checked with Fee's driver's license photo in state DMV records to further prove his participation.
Fee has not been arrested or taken into custody.
The FDNY confirms Fee was a member of the department until his retirement in October 2020. He worked with the department for 22 years.
Fee is also a member of the Freeport Fire Department. Both the FDNY and Freeport Fire Department issued statements condemning unlawful behavior and violence of any kind.


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