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Crime Eric Munchel, Capitol Rioter With Zip Ties, and His Mother Charged With Conspiracy

06:30  17 january  2021
06:30  17 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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The mother of a man who is accused of carrying zip ties in the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 was arrested Saturday in Tennessee, charged with Police say this image depicts Lisa Eisenhart and Eric Munchel inside the Capitol building. Eisenhart was arrested and booked into the Davidson County

Eric Munchel , 30, and his mother Lisa Eisenhart, 57, were pictured with zip - ties . The mother of a Nashville bartender who was pictured along with her son, together with a bunch of zip ties as they made their way through the gallery in the Senate during the Capitol riot in Washington D.C. last week

Authorities have charged Eric Munchel, the Capitol rioter carrying zip ties, and his mother with conspiracy after footage of the January 6 insurrection showed the duo with a mob of President Donald Trump supporters.

a group of people sitting in a chair: Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. © Win McNamee/Getty Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Munchel and Lisa Eisenhart were charged with "knowingly and wilfully conspiring with persons known and unknown," according to an FBI filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The FBI said video footage taken from inside the Capitol building "captures Eisenhart and Munchel in the vicinity of a mob of individuals that are physically attacking two Capitol Police officers guarding entry into the Senate chambers."

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Eric Munchel , of Tennessee, and Larry Brock, of Texas, are charged with entering restricted grounds and violent entry. They were arrested Sunday. Two men who allegedly held zip ties in Capitol during riots being investigated by U.S. counterterrorism prosecutors. Rioters enter the Senate Chamber on

Munchel said his intention to go in not to fight the police but ‘to show them that we can, and we will’. He is accused by authorities of storming the Capitol with his mother . The other was identified as Mr Munchel told The Times of London that he and his mother both wore bulletproof vests and entered The release stated that both men have been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any

In one video, officers being chased by a mob of rioters can be seen running past the mother-son duo, prompting them to join behind the group, the FBI explained. Another clip of the incident shows Munchel and Eisenhart among the mob "inside the Senate chambers, having entered through the very area that the officers were guarding before the assault."

The official Twitter account of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee announced that Eisenhart was taken into custody by FBI Agents in Nashville on Saturday "on charges relating to the U.S. Capital riots... that include conspiring with her son, Eric Munchel to violate federal statutes."

Munchel was arrested in Tennessee last Sunday and charged with "one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds," according to a Department of Justice statement.

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Another rioter , Eric Munchel , was spotted holding zip ties as he appeared alongside his mom, Lisa EisenhartCredit: Getty Images - Getty. The allegations came as Brock faces charges , including knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without authority and violent entry or disorderly

Larry Rendell Brock and Eric Gavelek Munchel were allegedly pictured in the chambers of Congress wearing tactical gear and holding plastic zip ties . He was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of

Photos from Getty Images of a suspect wearing black riot gear and carrying zip ties have widely circulated on social media in the aftermath of the attack, prompting concern that protesters may have planned to take lawmakers hostage.

Munchel was later identified by authorities as the zip tie-carrying suspect. "Photos depicting his presence show a person who appears to be Munchel carrying plastic restraints, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward, ostensibly to record events that day," the DOJ said.

The FBI also arrested Anthime Joseph Gionet, a far-right activist nicknamed "Baked Alaska," on Friday and charged him with two federal crimes in relation to the Capitol riot. Nicole Miller, an FBI agent, said Gionet had recorded a nearly 30-minute video that showed him saying, "We are in the Capitol," and chanting, "Patriots are in control."

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Eric Gavelek Munchel was arrested in Tennessee.Embed from Getty ImagesAnd Larry Rendell Brock, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, was picked up in Texas.> UPDATE: Spokesman for Hillwood Airways confirmed to me tonight Larry Rendall Brock Jr. "no longer works for the company."

Eric Gavelek Munchel was arrested in Tennessee.Embed from Getty ImagesAnd Larry Rendell Brock, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, was picked up in Texas.> UPDATE: Spokesman for Hillwood Airways confirmed to me tonight Larry Rendall Brock Jr. "no longer works for the company."

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Mom Of 'Zip-Tie Guy' in Capitol Mob Is Arrested In Nashville .
FBI agents on Saturday arrested the mother of one of the men who became known as “zip-tie guy” after authorities said he was videotaped in camouflage swinging plastic handcuffs inside the Capitol when it was stormed by rioters. Lisa Eisenhart, a nurse from Georgia, was taken into custody in Nashville, and charged with her son, 30-year-old one-time bartender Eric Munchel, with federal conspiracy offenses. Capitol Riot Arrest-Lisa Eisenhart was taken into custody by FBI Agents in Nashville a short time ago on charges relating to the U.S. Capitol riots. Charges include conspiring with her son, Eric Munchel to violate federal statutes. pic.twitter.com/lgjqrYN8j2— U.

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