Buffalo Man accused of throwing brick at FBI window

Buffalo Man accused of throwing brick at FBI window
Buffalo Man accused of throwing brick at FBI window

U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced on Thursday that Octavio Smith, 43, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged on a complaint with destroying government property, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Rudroff, who is handling the case, said according to the complaint, on Nov. 9, 2022, Smith was observed throwing a brick at a window of the FBI’s Buffalo field office. . Smith was immediately arrested by on-site security personnel at the scene. The complaint further states that Smith told Buffalo police officers that he did this “to get the attention of the FBI.” Federal Protective Services personnel also responded to the scene and examined the damage to the window, which was found to be badly cracked and needed replacement. Damage is estimated at approximately $5,000.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent Michael Stansbury, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, and the federal protection.

The fact that an accused has been charged with a crime is only an accusation and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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. Buffalo Man accused of having thrown a brick window FBI

. Buffalo Man accused throwing brick FBI window

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