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Rafael Rondon biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Watertown, New York


Rafael Rondon is a white man from New York, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

Rafael Rondon, Maryann Mooney-Rondon (©FBI)
Rafael Rondon, Maryann Mooney-Rondon (©FBI)
  1. He lives in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. (a)(b)
  2. He is Maryann Mooney-Rondon‘s son. (a)(b)
  3. On January 6 2021, he and his mother went to 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. During the riot, he stole an emergency escape hood from inside the building. (a)(b)
  4. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with theft of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering or remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, entering or remaining in the gallery of the Congress and entering or remaining in certain rooms of the U.S. Capitol building. (a)(b)
  5. On May 4, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation received an electronic tip that identified him and his mother in connection with their involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. (a)(b)
  6. On June 29, 2021, he allegedly possessed an Iver Johnson’s Arms & Cycle Works 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record in Lewis County, New York. On the same day, a search warrant was executed at the home in Watertown where he and his mother live. They allegedly told investigators that they helped a man who stole a laptop belonging to Nancy Pelosi‘s staff without leaving fingerprints in the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. (a)(b)
  7. He was charged with possessing an unregistered shotgun in Lewis County on June 29, 2021. (a)(b)
  8. On October 1, 2021, FBI agents arrested him and his mother. (a)
  9. After appearing before U.S.  Magistrate Judge Therese Wiley-Dancks in federal court in Syracuse, New York on October 1, 2021, he and his mother were released pending further proceedings. (a)(b)
  10. He was 23 years old when he was arrested on October 1, 2021. (a)


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



If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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