| 4.5°C Dublin

disorderly conduct 'QAnon Shaman' who stormed the US Capitol is charged

Close

Jake Angeli, a QAnon supporter

Jake Angeli, a QAnon supporter

AFP via Getty Images

Jake Angeli, a QAnon supporter

The man widely photographed wearing buffalo horns and fur while storming shirtless through the Capitol last week has been arrested.

Jacob Anthony Chansley (aka Jake Angeli) of Arizona has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.

Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman, as also been charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, DC prosecutors have said.

At least 14 more people are facing charges in the aftermath of the chaos at the US Capitol.

Chansley was photographed in the US Capitol carrying a six-foot spear and wearing a horned helmet as a pro-Trump mob breached the building.

Before his arrest, Chansley called police and confessed he was photographed standing at Vice President Mike Pence's chair on the Senate dais, bare-chested, face painted and carrying the spear, according to court documents.

He was taken into custody on Saturday, the attorney's office said in a press release.

He told authorities that he travelled to the capital with a group from Arizona, "at the request of the President that all 'patriots' come to DC," court documents say.

In an interview with NBC News before his arrest, Chansley gloated about how the mob infiltrated the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee.


“The fact that we had a bunch of our traitors in office hunker down, put on their gas masks and retreat into their underground bunker, I consider that a win,” he said.

His arrest follows that of the man who was pictured casually sitting with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the storming of the US Capitol.


Richard Barnett turned himself in to FBI agents at a sheriff's office in Bentonville, Arkansas, said FBI Little Rock spokesman Connor Hagan.


Barnett was detained in jail in the Washington County Detention Center in nearby Fayetteville, Arkansas, without bond pending an initial court appearance, Mr Hagan said.


Ken Kohl, the top deputy federal prosecutor in Washington, said Barnett was charged for entering Ms Pelosi's office, where he "left a note and removed some of the speaker's mail".


Online Editors


Privacy