Man sued for role in Jan. 6 riot arrested with weapons near Obama’s house

A man sued over his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riot was arrested Thursday with firearms in his van near the residence of former president Barack Obama, according to a law enforcement official.

Taylor Taranto, 37, was detained on an arrest warrant, authorities said. D.C. police said he has been charged as a fugitive from justice — though they did not specify the underlying details of the case.

The official who described the weapons did so on the condition of anonymity because the investigation remains ongoing, including into what Taranto’s intentions were.

The arrest occurred about 2 p.m. in the 2400 block of Kalorama Road NW, when Secret Service officers found Taranto and detained him, according to D.C. police’s deputy communications director Paris Lewbel.

D.C. police then sent a specialized unit to perform a sweep of Taranto’s van, which was found near the location of his arrest.

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