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Arizona man arrested in US Capitol insurrection transferred

January 26, 2021 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who allegedly participated in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns has been transferred to federal custody in the District of Columbia.

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Service in Phoenix on Monday announced the transfer of 33-year-old Jacob Angeli Chansley.

He was taken into custody on Jan. 9 and charged with counts that include entering a restricted building without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Authorities said Chansley was identified as the man seen in widespread media coverage entering the Capitol building on Jan. 6 dressed in horns on a bearskin headdress with red, white, and blue face paint and carrying a U.S. flag attached to a spear.

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A call to Chansley’s attorney seeking comment on behalf of his client wasn’t immediately returned Monday evening.