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.