January 6 Defendant Accused of Targeting Obama

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Article Source: Kxan News

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  • Taylor Taranto, arrested for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, is accused of targeting former President Barack Obama’s home in Washington, D.C., after Donald Trump posted what he claimed was Obama’s address on social media.
  • Taranto was charged with four misdemeanor offenses related to the Jan. 6 riot and was arrested in the Kalorama neighborhood where the Obamas reside.
  • He reposted Trump’s social media post containing the alleged address and livestreamed his drive through the neighborhood, expressing intent to access the private residences.
  • Taranto was apprehended by the Secret Service after attempting to flee. Firearms, ammunition, and a machete were found in his van, where he had been living for the past two months.  Read More

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