The New York Post
Arizona resident Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, also known as Jake Angeli, was busted Saturday, officials announced
Federal agents have arrested the rioter seen wearing a horned-headress and holding a spear during Wednesday’s rampage through the Capitol.
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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.