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Ex-FBI agent says authorities urged January 6 rioters to kill police terrorism task force


NEW YORK — A former FBI official who allegedly urged rioters to “kill” officers during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was previously the local violent extremism supervisory special agent for the group of New York FBI Field Office Joint Terrorism Work. , a senior law enforcement official told NBC News.

Jared Wise was arrested in Oregon this week, charged with four misdemeanor counts. After entering and exiting the Capitol building through a broken window, according to an FBI affidavit, Wise yelled at officers outside the Capitol.

“You’re disgusting. You’re the Nazi. You’re the Gestapo. You can’t see it,” the former FBI official shouted, according to the bureau. ” Shame on you ! Shame on you ! Shame on you ! »

Jared Wise.
Jared Wise.United States District Court in Washington

As the officers were knocked down in front of him, Wise turned to violence and started screaming again, according to the FBI.

“Yeah, f— them! Yeah, kill them! Wise said, according to the FBI. “Kill them! Kill them! Kill them!”

Wise, according to a senior law enforcement official, served in the local violent extremism role from 2014 to 2017.

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wise’s former position. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Several current and former law enforcement officials, as well as serving members of the military and military veterans, have been arrested in connection with the attack on the United States Capitol. In an email sent to a senior FBI official after the attack and obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, a person familiar with the bureau’s operations warned that many members of the bureau were “sympathetic” to the crowd.

A military veteran, Jose Padilla, was found guilty of ten counts on Wednesday. Padilla repeatedly attacked officers on Jan. 6, then bragged about his actions on “TheDonald,” a pro-Trump forum.

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