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Texas man who stormed Capitol allegedly threatened to shoot kids if they turned him in



TX – A Texas man who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested and accused of having threatened to shoot his children if they told authorities that he had gone to Washington, D.C., according to federal court documents released Monday.

According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, the man, Guy Reffitt, was charged with obstruction of justice and knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority.

In an affidavit, an FBI agent described Reffitt as an apparent militia member who traveled from suburban Dallas to Washington with a Smith & Wesson pistol to help “protect his country.”

In an interview with the FBI, Reffitt’s son said his father told his family that he had gone to the Capitol while wearing a GoPro camera attached to a helmet.

Reffitt is alleged to have later threatened to “put a bullet through” his daughter’s cellphone if she recorded or mentioned his comments on social media, the affidavit says.

Reffitt’s wife told investigators that during an argument, he told his children that if one of them turned him in, “you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors … traitors get shot.”

His wife, who said Reffitt was a member of the far-right 3 Percenters militia group, added that he is prone to “extreme” statements and that she did not believe he would act on his words, the affidavit says.