Feds arrest New Jersey man who says he saw fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt at Capitol riot

Federal authorities have arrested the New Jersey man who says he witnessed the moment ex-Air Force vet Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot by an armed officer during last week’s U.S. Capitol riot.

Thomas Baranyi, 28, was arrested by the FBI Tuesday night and charged with disorderly or disruptive conduct.

Thomas Baranyi
Thomas Baranyi (WUSA9)

He appeared in court via video conference, where bail was set at $100,000, but was later released on an unsecured bond.

Baranyi, a former member of the Peace Corps, previously told a TV reporter he was standing next to Babbitt when she was fatally shot inside the Capitol — holding up his bloody right hand as proof.

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