‘QAnon Shaman’ Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots

'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots
Jacob Anthony Chansley is alleged to be the man seen wearing horns and a fur hat in photographs, including this from inside the Senate chamber. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: QAnon Shaman, a prominent follower of the baseless conspiracy theory, has been charged over the US Capitol riots.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, who calls himself the QAnon Shaman, is in custody on charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct.

Mr Chansley is allegedly the man pictured on Wednesday’s riot with a painted face, fur hat and horns inside Congress.

President Donald Trump faces another impeachment charge for his role in the unrest.

Democrats accuse Mr Trump of encouraging the riots, in which five people died.

The FBI has been appealing to the public to help bring the assailants to justice.

As yet, Mr Chansley has not commented publicly on the charges.

“It is alleged that Chansley 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,” a statement from the federal attorney for Washington DC said.

“This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade,” the statement added.

Police had also detained a man from the state of Florida believed to have been photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern from the House of Representatives chamber.

The 36-year-old Adam Johnson is being held on charges including one count of theft of government property and one count of violent entry.

Derrick Evans, an West Virginia lawmaker, is also among those charged. He is alleged to have posted a video of himself online, standing outside the building with the pro-Trump supporters, and then going inside.

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