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'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley Has Been Charged Over Capitol Riots

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'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley Has Been Charged Over Capitol Riots

A man who was a familiar face at the riots in Washington D.C. last week has been charged by police.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, known as Jake Angeli, calls himself the QAnon Shaman and was pictured going door to door in the Capitol building on Wednesday.

He's been 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. He's since been taken into custody.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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A statement from the Department of Justice (DoJ) said: "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.

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

Angeli told the BBC several days after the deadly riots that he was willingly attending a meeting with the FBI.

He believed he had done nothing wrong during the riots and was confident he would be released without charge because he had 'truth and God on his side'.

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Angeli said the protest was just 'patriots doing what our founding fathers would have done'.

But he wasn't the only viral person from Wednesday's 'insurrection' that has had a knock on the door from authorities.

The man who was seen carrying the lectern out of the Capitol building has also been arrested in Florida.

Adam Johnson. Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Adam Johnson. Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
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He has been named as Adam Johnson and was booked into the Pinellas County Jail around 9pm on Friday (8 January) on a warrant from the U.S. Marshal's office.

The DoJ said in a statement: "Adam Johnson, 36, of 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. Johnson was arrested yesterday and is currently in custody.

"It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson illegally entered the United States Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House's lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building.

"A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern."

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According to NBC Miami, Johnson lives in Parrish, located in nearby Manatee County. He is married to a local physician and has five children.

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