Retired NYPD Officer Accused of Pipe Attack on Capitol Police


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The man who surrendered at the FBI’s Hudson Valley office Monday to face charges in connection with the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege is a retired NYPD officer who had been assigned for a time to work perimeter security at City Hall and at Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official residence, law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the investigation told News 4 Tuesday.

Thomas Webster, who is expected to appear in federal court in White Plains later in the day, is accused of using a pipe to attack Capitol Police that day, the officials said. Webster’s attorney, James Monroe, declined to comment Tuesday.

The FBI had released an image, later identified by law enforcement officials as Webster, as part of their ongoing investigation into the violence last month.



  1. Strip him of his pension, and save we NYS Taxpayers from wasting money on him, especially as he is going to be in prison, where he shall have his expenses taken care of, by we taxpayers.
    But more importantly, this article teaches us, whom most policemen are:- People who love to bully and laud and exhort power & might over others.