Natick Town Meeting Member Arrested In Connection With Capitol Siege

NATICK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — An organizer of Boston's "Straight Pride Parade" and a member of Natick's Town Meeting are both under arrest and due in federal court, accused in the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Mark Sahandy was arrested in Malden and Suzzane Lanni in Natick by FBI Boston agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The agents were also assisted by local police departments in both towns. Lanni and Sahandy were both taken into custody without incident.

Sahandy is an organizer of the Straight Pride Parade, which some people in the community say is a controversial event. His Twitter account also appears to be suspended.

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Lanni is a member of Natick's Town Meeting whose Twitter account says she is pro-Liberty, pro-Trump, and makes references to the Q-Anon conspiracy theory.

In the court paperwork, the FBI shows a photograph of the two of them appearing to be inside the Capitol building.

The Boston FBI says Shandy and Lanni rented buses to bring people to Washington DC that day. Both Lanni and Sahandy are charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds.

They're both expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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