The man who allegedly stormed the Capitol “dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless” has been arrested, the Department of Justice announced.
The horned demonstrator was identified as Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, of Arizona, 32. The Trump-supporting QAnon follower was taken into custody on Saturday. Chansley 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.
Photos of Chansley inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night went viral as he was one of the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol to object to Congress’s certification of the election results in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
Chansley, in an interview with the Arizona Republic in 2020, said that he wore the outfit, which was not the first time, as a way to attract attention.
The chaos at the Capitol led to five