Thomas Baranyi was 被捕 由 联邦调查局 late Tuesday and charged with disorderly or disruptive conduct. The 28-year-old made his initial court appearance later that night via video conference, where his bail was set at $ 100,000, but he was later released on an unsecured bond.
Baranyi gained attention on the day of the riots when he told a TV reporter that he was standing next to 阿什利·巴比特（Ashli Babbitt） when she was fatally shot inside the building, and held up his right hand to show blood that was still there.
In a criminal affidavit, FBI Special Agent Cassidy Vreeland wrote that Baranyi’s identity and actions inside the Capitol were confirmed through the interview he gave to Ariane Datil, a reporter for WUSA9, and through online videos and photos. One video showed Baranyi standing next to Babbitt as she was shot, according to the affidavit and reports.
“I don’t know if she’s alive or dead anymore,” Baranyi told the reporter, according to the affidavit. He later added: “It could have been me, but she went in first.”
Babbitt was killed when she was allegedly shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer. Her husband later told KUSI-TV that she was a “特朗普总统的大力支持者, 并且是所有认识她的爱国者。”
She was a San Diego, 牛犊. resident and Air Force veteran who served for 14 年份.
The Capitol Police officer who shot Babbitt was subsequently placed on administrative leave. Babbitt’s death is now the subject of a federal investigation.
Four other people died during or in connection with the events of Jan. 6, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.
Baranyi was represented at his initial court hearing on Tuesday by a federal public defender, but told the judge he has retained a private attorney, whose name was not disclosed.