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US Eric Gavelek Munchel, Pro-Trump Capitol Riot Zip-Tie Suspect, Arrested After Viral Photos

03:20  11 january  2021
03:20  11 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Capitol Insurrection Zip Tie Guy Arrested by Feds ID'd as Nashville Bartender. The FBI arrested 30-year-old Eric Munchel Sunday in Nashville -- this after confirming his identity on social media and elsewhere as the man who infiltrated the Senate chamber with a handful of plastic zip ties , wearing

As for the zip ties , Brock claimed he found them on the floor. “I wish I had not picked those up,” he told the outlet. John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto, tweeted Friday another rioter carrying zip - ties had been identified as Eric Munchel from Nashville

A supporter of President Donald Trump has been arrested after federal authorities identified him as the man who stormed the U.S. Capitol with rioters while carrying a handful of zip-ties in viral photos circulating online.

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.

Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, of Tennessee, was arrested in his state on 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," the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a statement.

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Text Posts (and images of text) may only be posted after moderator approval. Message the mods via modmail before making a post of that nature. I've seen a similar picture of two more chuckle buddies caring long gun on slings. Not sure if the photo was at the capitol though, might have been a doxing

Authorities allege that Munchel was inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6. "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.

Getty images of the suspect have circulated social media in the aftermath of Wednesday's attack, prompting concern that the rioters may have planned to take lawmakers hostage. Authorities have not yet released any information on where the suspect obtained the zip-ties or what he had planned to do with them.

Prior to his arrest, citizens used online materials to identify Munchel as the zip-tie carrying rioter, with some sharing screenshots of his Facebook page to social media. The Facebook page has since been deleted.

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Eric Gavelek Munchel , 30, was among those arrested and charged on Sunday. He was suspected of being the man shown in social-media video footage in the Senate press gallery with zip - tie handcuffs and a weapon, according to a Department of Justice statement. He was booked into the Nashville jail

Holding five pairs of zip - tie handcuffs, a man in head-to-toe paramilitary gear coursed through the upper level Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died after pro - Trump riot was veteran. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Capitol riot live updates: Man photographed carrying

Other users found images showing the suspect marching at protests in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, and also at similar pro-Trump protests in Nashville.

According to NewsChannel 5, Munchel was booked into Nashville jail at 2:50 p.m. local time.

Larry Rendell Brock, of Texas, was also arrested on Sunday in connection with the Wednesday pro-Trump attack on the Congress building. Brock was allegedly identified as one of the individuals that stormed the building as Congress convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win in the 2020 election.

Brock "unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol wearing a green helmet, green tactical vest with patches, black and camo jacket, and beige pants holding a white flex cuff, which is used by law enforcement to restrain and/or detain subjects," according to authorities.

The two cases will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the DOJ National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section. They will be assisted by the U.S. Attorney General's Offices for the Northern District of Texas and for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Federal agents arrested two more Capitol Hill rioters whose images had gone viral while a top Democratic lawmaker called on mobile carriers to preserve social media content related to the carnage. The U.S. Department of Justice said Jacob Anthony Chansley, who featured prominently on social

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Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment. This story will be updated with any response.

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Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds .
With nearly 100 arrests and more charges, prosecutors are building a sprawling investigation from the Capitol riot last week.Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for their roles in the attack carried out by thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters or in unrest surrounding the Capitol that day. Many currently face lesser charges such as unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and defacing public property. Only a few have been accused of more serious crimes such as felony violations of the Riot Act.

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