FBI agents have seized a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from 27-yr-old Robert Morss, of Glenshaw, PA as part of the investigation into the former US Army Ranger’s role in the January 6th incident at the Capitol.
Morss, who is now a substitute teacher in Pennsylvania, was indicted last month by federal agents, after being accused of taking an alleged leadership role in the January 6 incident, according to court records.
In addition to a notebook, that allegedly contained step-by-step instructions on how to create a “hometown militia,”
FBI agents also confiscated a US Capitol Building LEGO kit that was found in Morss’ home.
The court filing does not indicate whether federal investigators believe that Morss used the 1032-piece Lego set in preparation for his alleged rampaging on January 6th.
Smoking Gun reports – Morss, wearing tactical gear and a “Make America Great Again” hat, allegedly ripped a riot shield from the hands of a Metropolitan Police Department officer and later organized a “shield wall” that was used to “crush officers in the rioters’ path.”
Morss, who graduated from Penn State after serving as an Army Ranger, was indicted last month on nine criminal counts related to his activities on January 6. Morss, who recently worked as a substitute teacher, “came prepared for violence and then repeatedly led the violent mob attacking” law enforcement officers, according to federal prosecutors.
After attempting to breach the Capitol through the Lower West Terrace entrance, Morss subsequently climbed into the building through a broken window.
Morss has been locked up since his arrest and prosecutors are seeking his continued pretrial detainment, arguing that he is a threat to the community and a flight risk.
In a July 2 motion, government lawyers reported that agents found a notebook in Morss’s car that contained “writings that included ‘Step by Step To Create Hometown Militia.’” The militia to-do list included steps like “Ambush” and “Battle Drills” and reminders to “Bring Assault Rifle” and “4 Magazines.”
Investigators also seized clothing and other items matching those that Morss carried on January 6, including a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, military fatigues, a black tourniquet, and a military utility bag. Morss also had “three different firearms including a handgun, a shotgun, and a rifle,” according to the detention motion.