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Daniel Leyden biography: 10 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Chicago, Illinois


Daniel Leyden is a white man from Illinois, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:


  1. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Aside from Chicago, he has lived in other parts of Illinois including Elmwood Park, Orland Park and Hickory Hills.
  3. He has lived in different parts of Florida, USA including New Port Richey and Pace.
  4. He has lived in different parts of Indiana, USA including Monon and Whiteoak.
  5. He is 1 year younger than his brother Joseph Leyden. They are both electricians.
  6. On January 5, 2021, he checked into the Hyatt Place hotel in Washington, D.C., USA. On January 7, 2021, he checked out. Between those days, he had incoming and outgoing calls originating the federal district and he made purchases in and around the district.
  7. Wearing a black headband, eyeglasses with a lanyard around his neck, a green and black plaid long sleeve shirt and jeans, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. with Joseph on January 6, 2021. 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 was caught on camera lunging at and pushing a Metropolitan Police Department officer.
  8. On December 29, 2021, someone who knows him and Joseph identified them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  9. An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on August 10, 2022. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers with a dangerous weapon, interfering with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder and four related misdemeanor offenses.
  10. He was 55 was years old when he was arrested in Chicago on August 23, 2022. On the same day, he appeared in court and was released on bond.

(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.

3 replies »

  1. Are these two guys related to Patrick Leyden, president /owner of Leyden Electric? A company that has numerous Chicago city contracts including Soldier Field.


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