Former NYC firefighter Thomas Fee facing arrest in Capitol riot

A former New York City firefighter with a history of racist accusations against him is being hunted by the feds in the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol — where he claimed to be “at the tip of the spear,” authorities said Monday.

Thomas Fee, 53, of Freeport, Long Island, texted an acquaintance a photo of himself surrounded by rioters inside the US Capitol Rotunda, according to court papers.

Fee also allegedly sent the man, whose sister was formerly Fee’s girlfriend, a video in which people were yelling “tyranny” and “Pelosi,” along with a text about being the deadly riot’s spear tip.

The unidentified man, who is an agent with the US Diplomatic Security Service, initially deleted the communications but later recovered them and contacted authorities, according to court papers.

Fee was being sought for arrest, according to a source briefed on the matter.

In 2004, Fee was suspended as a volunteer firefighter in Hempstead, Long Island, over allegations he repeatedly shouted racial slurs at a black doctor, The Post reported at the time.

The incidents allegedly took place as the cardiologist walked past the firehouse on Long Beach Road.

The FDNY confirmed Fee’s alleged involvement but it was unclear Monday how the matter was resolved.

Fee retired in October after 22 years with the FDNY, the department said.

He earned a total of $125,794 in fiscal 2020, with a base salary of $85,292, according to the Empire Center’s SeeThroughNY website.

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Fee was charged Saturday withviolent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, according to a criminal complaint filed in Washington, DC.

A neighbor of Fee’s in Freeport described him as an “ass” to The Post on Monday.

The woman, who declined to give her name, said that Fee had tried to show her and other black neighbors his “gun collection” when he first moved in.“He’s definitely off,” she said. “He told me: ”You know, they think that I don’t like black people.’ He told me: ‘I got in trouble messing with a black lady before but I love black ladies.’””I can imagine what he was saying.”

Additional reporting by Joe Marino

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