Federal law enforcement agents have arrested ANTIFA terrorist Daniel Baker of Tallahassee for transmission, in interstate commerce, of communication containing a threat to kidnap or to injure Trump supporters.
Baker issued a call to arms for “like-minded individuals” to violently confront protestors gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday. He specifically called for others to join him in encircling any protestors and confining them at the Capitol complex using firearms. Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the arrest.
“Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,” Keefe said. “The diligent work in this case by the FBI and other public safety organizations has averted a crisis with this arrest, and we will not stop in our efforts to detect, deter, and disrupt anyone else planning to incite or commit violence.”
I have not seen this reported much. #Antifa extremist Daniel Baker, 33, of Tallahassee, was arrested by the FBI after calling for comrades to kidnap Trump supporters using firearms last month. Baker previously traveled to both Syria & Seattle's CHAZ. https://t.co/PN3GbCMiXb pic.twitter.com/avZ63dOjHm
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) February 16, 2021
Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Baker without incident with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Tallahassee Police Department.
“In these perilous times, we are steadfastly committed to being as transparent as possible about the work your government does to protect public safety and uphold the rule of law,” Keefe said. “While extremists who plan mayhem may skulk in the shadows, it’s important that we force them into the light and bring them to justice.”
Baker, a former U.S. Army Airborne infantryman who was kicked out of the service, has a history of expressing his belief in violent tactics. In recent days his social media posts had escalated significantly.
He specifically expressed an intent to violently disrupt protests on Inauguration Day, and was actively recruiting others to join him. Baker, who actively participated in multiple protests throughout the United States last summer, has used social media as a way to promote, encourage, and educate his followers on how to incapacitate and debilitate law enforcement officers.
“This arrest serves as a message to anyone who intends to incite or commit violence in the Northern District of Florida: If you represent a threat to public safety, we will come for you, we will find you, and we will prosecute you,” Keefe said. “Daniel Baker’s actions show that he is a dangerous extremist, and the law-abiding public is safer now that he has been arrested. We are, and will remain, on high alert and will take all appropriate actions against credible threats to the people of our District.”
Baker can be seen in photos and YouTube videos with a variety of firearms, including those with high-capacity magazines.