Judge refuses to free Capitol riot suspect linked to militia

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A federal judge has refused to free a Texas man whom authorities have accused of planning an attack on a social media company’s facility after he returned home from storming the U.S. Capitol. Guy Wesley Reffitt is one of more than 400 federal defendants charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Prosecutors say Reffitt belongs to a militia-style group and told other members how backup generators at a social media company’s facility near Dallas could be disabled with shots from a sniper’s rifle. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich concluded Thursday that Reffitt would pose a danger to the public if she ordered his release from a Washington jail.

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