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FBI discovered Proud Boy member ‘Spaz’ had manuals on ‘improvised explosives’

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at January 29, 2021 Tags: ,


The Department of Justice revealed new details on the fatal insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in a new court filing urging pretrial detention of a Proud Boys member.

“The FBI has found hundreds of files of detailed instructions on how to make guns, poisons, and bombs in the home of a man arrested for participating in the Jan. 6th insurrection at the Capitol,” BuzzFeed News reported Friday. “Dominic Pezzola — a member of the extremist, pro-Trump group the Proud Boys — was caught in pictures and videos smashing in a window of the Capitol with a Capitol Police shield, allowing rioters to get in, the FBI found.”

The DOJ cited a video of Pezzola, also known as Spaz, that was apparently taken in “selfie” mode.

“Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys. This is f*cking awesome. I knew we could take the motherf*cker over [if we] just tried hard enough,” Pezzola allegedly brags in the video.

The FBI also has a witness alleging the group would have killed Mike Pence if given the chance.

Upon executing a search warrant at the defendant’s residence, FBI agents say they discovered a thumb drive “that contained hundreds of .pdf files.”

Among the files was a series entitled, “Advanced Improvised Explosives,” “Explosive Dusts,” “Incendiaries,” a manual on creating “The Ultimate DIY Machine Pistol,” “Ragnar’s Big Book of Homemade Weapons,” and “The Advanced Anarchist’s Arsenal: Recipes for Improvised Incendiaries and Explosives.”


DOJ court filing in USA v. Dominic Pezzola.Screengrab.

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