A retired Chicago firefighter, misidentified by the Twitter mob as being a man who used a fire extinguisher to attack a cop at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, has been targeted with threats and people calling him a terrorist.
Twitter at first publicized photos of the alleged perpetrator:
This is the individual the FBI is seeking as a person of interest in connection with the murder of the Capitol Hill police officer.
Twitter, do your thing. pic.twitter.com/KUKliu9zhp
— Political Southpaw (@DahlELama2) January 11, 2021
But later more details emerged:
We need to RESPONSIBLY find the person of interest.
Let the authorities make the call on positive IDs.
Our job is to provide tips to the investigators.
Leave the actual law enforcement work to the actual law enforcement professionals.https://t.co/y49wKYD7vC
— Political Southpaw (@DahlELama2) January 13, 2021
After the false claims he was involved in the riot, David Quintavalle received angry calls calling him a “fucking murderer,” TV