Nicholas Moncada biography: 13 things about fashion student from Staten Island, New York City

Nicolas Moncada

Nicolas Moncada

Nicholas Moncada is a fashion student from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Bay Terrace, Staten Island, New York City, New York. (a)
  2. He described himself as an indie journalist, commentator, artist and liberty loving liberal libertarian on his social media pages. (b)
  3. He was described as a good kid by his Bay Terrace neighbor Jay Sachs, who has known him since he was born. (b)
  4. He studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan, New York City. He has not been enrolled since May 2020. (a)
  5. In December 2020, he attended at least one of the protests organized at Mac’s Public House in Staten Island, which was closed after violating several social distancing rules implemented due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (b)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he was inside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He livestreamed the riot on Instagram. (c)
  7. While inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, he took a selfie and captioned it, “Outside Pelosi’s office.” His fellow FIT students recognized him and informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (a)
  8. On January 16, 2021, he appeared in a livestream video of a YouTuber account named Luis Rosales. Describing the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he said, “It was quite the exhilarating experience to say the least. It is definitely not a day that I’m ever going to forget, especially because I have so much video of it.”
  9. On January 18, 2021, he was arrested by authorities from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Marshals and the New York Police Department at his home in Bay Terrace. (b)
  10. He was not facing any violent charges, according to his lawyer Mario Gallucci.
  11. He was 20 years old when he was arrested on January 18, 2021. (b)
  12. He did not join the riot inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 and he was just there to record what was going on, his mother said on January 18, 2021. (d)
  13. He is expected to appear in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York on January 19, 2021. (d)

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.) 


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