A Queens man is due to appear in Brooklyn’s federal court on Wednesday after he was picked up by the FBI for allegedly making online threats following last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Eduard Florea, 40, was taken into custody on the night of Jan. 12 after the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force raided his home on 76th Street off Eliot Avenue in Middle Village.
Published reports indicated that Florea is facing weapons possession charges filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Specific details about the alleged threats were not immediately disclosed by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
According to NBC New York , Florea allegedly wrote about sending an armed caravan to the Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack by an angry Trump mob. Law enforcement agents indicated that Florea was not present at the Jan. 6 coup attempt.
Florea was previously arrested on Staten Island in 2014 after police found a stockpile of weapons in his home; he would serve a year in prison. The Staten Island Advance  also reported that Florea was picked up two days after that gun bust for allegedly choking his wife.
Earlier on Tuesday, FBI agents picked up a Brooklyn man and the son of a local judge  who was part of the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6 and was photographed trespassing inside the building while carrying a Capitol Police officer’s shied.
Check with amNY.com later today for further details about the case.
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