Jacob Chansley: “QAnon Shaman” and Jay Kay lookalike accused of riots on the US Capitol


Jacob Anthony Chansley, better known as Jake Angeli, is taken into custody. He is believed to be the protester pictured with his face painted and an elaborate horned headgear.

Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman,” faces charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds.
A statement from the Washington DC federal prosecutor said: “It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horned, bear skin headdress , in red, white and blue paint, shirtless and beige pants.
“This individual carried a spear, about 6 feet in length, with an American flag attached just below the blade. ”
Chansley has not publicly commented on the charges.
Adam Johnson, 36, of Parrish, Fla., Was arrested Friday night on a federal warrant and is being held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail, official records show.
Johnson is a married father of five who was quickly identified on social media by local residents as the man smiling as he strolled through the Capitol Rotunda carrying Ms Pelosi’s lectern, reported the Bradenton Herald.
He has been charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in a building or restricted land without legal authorization, one count of theft of government property, and one count of violent entry and conduct messy for the Capitol grounds.
Adam Johnson is thought to be the man photographed wearing Nancy Pelosi’s lectern
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Prior to being removed or dismantled, Johnson posted on social media that he was in Washington, DC during Wednesday’s riot. Its content included derogatory comments about the Black Lives Matter movement, according to The Bradenton Herald.
Rioters stormed the Senate house and chambers and smashed windows on Wednesday. Some waved Confederate flags.
As of Saturday, prosecutors had filed 17 cases in Federal District Court and 40 more in District of Columbia Superior Court for various offenses related to the disorder that shocked the world.
These ranged from assaulting police officers and entering restricted areas of the U.S. Capitol, to theft of federal property and threats from members of Congress.
Prosecutors said more cases remained under investigation, while dozens of other suspects were wanted by federal agents.
The US prosecutor in Washington vowed that “all options are on the table” for the charges, possibly including sedition.


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