'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli Charged Following Capitol Riot

By Bill Galluccio

January 10, 2021

Authorities arrested the self-proclaimed 'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli, whose real name is Jacob Anthony Chansley, and charged him with federal crimes for his role in storming the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday (January 6).

A shirtless Chansley was photographed inside the Capitol Building wearing tan pants, a bearskin headdress with horns, and red white, and blue face paint. He was also armed with a six-foot spear that had an American flag tied to the end. He managed to reach the Senate chamber and was seen flexing his muscles near Vice President Mike Pence's chair.

He 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 Justice Department also announced that two other people, Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida, and Derrick Evans, 35, of West Virginia, were also charged for their roles in the riot at the Captiol.

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