The U.S. Attorney’s Office arrested three participants in the storming of the Capitol building in Washington, including Jacob Anthony Chanceley, also known as Jake Angeli, who participated in the protests dressed as a Viking.
According to prosecutors, the so-called 32-year-old “QAnon Shaman” from Arizona was arrested Saturday, Jan. 9. He is charged with willfully entering or remaining in a building with restricted access without lawful authority, as well as forcible entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Jake Angeli worked as a singer and actor, and was also fond of various conspiracy theories.
Besides the “shaman”, authorities arrested 35-year-old deputy from West Virginia Derrick Evans and the so-called 36-year-old “Lectern Guy” Adam Johnson from Florida, who was pictured walking around the Capitol with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pulpit in his hands on similar charges.
Earlier, Twitter users turned Jake Angeli, who came to storm the Capitol in a Viking costume, into a meme. The social network compared him to Chewbacca, a character in the “Star Wars” movie saga, to a barbarian looting Rome, as well as a character from the Assassin’s Creed game Valhalla, and also discussed his clothing.
The storming of the Capitol building in the United States occurred on January 6 during a rally of supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump, who did not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with police. Five people were killed and dozens detained.