FBI discovered Proud Boy member ‘Spaz’ had manuals on ‘improvised explosives’
Photo from DOJ memorandum in support of pretrial detention.

The Department of Justice revealed new details on the fatal insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in a new court filing urging pretrial detention of a Proud Boys member.

"The FBI has found hundreds of files of detailed instructions on how to make guns, poisons, and bombs in the home of a man arrested for participating in the Jan. 6th insurrection at the Capitol," BuzzFeed News reported Friday. "Dominic Pezzola — a member of the extremist, pro-Trump group the Proud Boys — was caught in pictures and videos smashing in a window of the Capitol with a Capitol Police shield, allowing rioters to get in, the FBI found."

The DOJ cited a video of Pezzola, also known as Spaz, that was apparently taken in "selfie" mode.

"Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys. This is f*cking awesome. I knew we could take the motherf*cker over [if we] just tried hard enough," Pezzola allegedly brags in the video.

The FBI also has a witness alleging the group would have killed Mike Pence if given the chance.

Upon executing a search warrant at the defendant's residence, FBI agents say they discovered a thumb drive "that contained hundreds of .pdf files."

Among the files was a series entitled, "Advanced Improvised Explosives," "Explosive Dusts," "Incendiaries," a manual on creating "The Ultimate DIY Machine Pistol," "Ragnar's Big Book of Homemade Weapons," and "The Advanced Anarchist's Arsenal: Recipes for Improvised Incendiaries and Explosives."



DOJ court filing in USA v. Dominic Pezzola.Screengrab.