Feds bust MTA worker who called in sick to attend Capitol riot: report


The Metro-North worker who called out sick to attend the pro-Trump riot at the US Capitol last week has been taken into custody by federal law enforcement, according to a report.

Will Pepe, 31, of Beacon, was cuffed Tuesday afternoon and is set to appear in federal court in White Plains, ABC7 reported.

The seven-year veteran of the MTA commuter rail was identified by colleagues and supervisors last week after the FBI began circulating his photo along with others accused of attending the riot.

Transit officials on Friday suspended Pepe without pay, and will seek to fire him.

Pepe earned $73,492 in 2019 as a laborer at the railroad’s Brewster yard, according to the Empire Center’s online database of public employee salaries.

A call to his cell phone Friday was not returned.

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