Federal agents have arrested the rioter seen wearing a horned-headress and holding a spear during Wednesday’s rampage through the Capitol.
Arizona resident Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, also known as Jake Angeli, was busted Saturday, officials announced.
Chansley — who looked like an extra from “Conan the Barbarian” — “was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants,” Justice Department officials said in a statement.
“This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade,” the feds added.
Chansley — who appears in footage from Wednesday’s chaos standing on the dais in the Senate chamber — was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
“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,” Chansley told NBC News after the riot.
Chansley, who is known as the “QAnon Shaman” or “Q Shaman,” is a diehard Trump supporter who has attended past far-right events, and is known for his support of the unfounded QAnon conspiracy theory according to MSN.
The Justice Department also confirmed Saturday the Friday arrest of Adam Christian Johnson, who was seen in a viral photo carrying off Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern.
Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Florida, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Also busted Friday was Derrick Evans, 35, of West Virginia, a freshman member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. Evans streamed himself entering the Capitol with the mob on his Facebook page, shouting as he crossed the threshold, “We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is prosecuting the cases. Investigatins the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the ATF and the Capitol Police continue.
Jake Angeli, Capitol rioter in horned helmet, arrested by Feds The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.