Raw footage of unrest in the capital on January 6th: USA v Jensen
A federal judge released video clips recorded in the context of the criminal prosecution of suspects in the January 6th Capitol Riot.
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A Texas man was arrested last week after speaking of his participation in the January 6 riots in the US Capitol in a bumble match had, according to court documents.
Andrew Quentin Taake, 32, from Housto n, charged with pepper spray and assaults on police officers trying to prevent rioters from entering the building, federal authorities said. Taake is charged, among other things, with assault, resistance or obstruction of certain officials, obstruction of an official process, according to the US Department of Justice .
The FBI received a tip about Taake’s participation in the riot following a tip from someone , with whom he met in the dating app, according to a criminal complaint from July 23 . Screenshots of the conversation show Taake sharing pictures of him during the riot, with the caption “About 30 minutes after spraying,” the document says.
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The FBI followed up on the tip and drew up records of Taake’s travel plans that he flew from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas to Baltimore / Washington International Airport in Maryland on January 5th, according to a criminal complaint. He returned to Houston via the same airports on Jan. 8, right after the uprising, added the complaint.
The FBI also found publicly posted photos and videos of Taake that day in the US Capitol with a whip-like weapon in hand, the court document says. Metropolitan Police Department body-worn cameras showed Taake using pepper spray and the metal whip against police, according to a criminal complaint.
After tracking down a FedEx driver who had brought a package to Taake’s house, The FBI brought photos of Taake to the driver, the document says. The driver was able to identify him.
Taake is the second US Capitol suspect after a Bumble match alerted authorities. Robert Chapman from New York was arrested and charged in April after his potential love interest reported a photo boasting he was part of the riot.
The criminal complaint showed similar screenshots from Bumble. “I stormed the Capitol,” Chapman told his match. “I made it to Statuary Hall!”
“We don’t match,” replied the Bumble match, the name of which has not been shared.
In the six months since According to the Justice Department, more than 535 people were arrested for crimes related to the riot, in almost all 50 states. Over 165 of the 535 were charged with assault or obstruction of law enforcement / p>