FBI arrests self-proclaimed ‘hardcore leftist’ who allegedly threatened violence at state capitol

Federal law enforcement officials arrested a self-proclaimed “hardcore leftist” who had reportedly made a series of calls for violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Daniel Baker of Tallahassee, Florida, was arrested regarding the alleged transmission, in interstate commerce, of a communication containing a threat to kidnap or to injure early Friday morning without incident, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Florida announced.

He had purportedly issued calls for people to confront any protesters who were gathered at the state capitol with violence on Sunday, specifically mentioning firearms.

Baker, who apparently had a history
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