In the days leading up to that date, Strong told users on the app Parler that he might be able to use his credentials as an FAA employee to get past police barriers.
He was a self-described follower of “Qanon,” and already the subject of an investigation opened Dec. 30, 2020, six days before a mob intent on decertifying the results of the presidential election stormed the U.S. Capitol, according to a sworn statement from an FBI Agent. A witness told authorities the electronics technician working for the Federal Aviation Administration in San Bernardino was “stockpiling items” and claiming World War III was going to occur on Jan. 6, 2021.
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