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The Nashville bartender wearing zipties and the army officer with plastic handcuffs are arrested for rioting


Eric Munchel, 30, is pictured in his mug shot that was arrested in Nashville on Sunday

The MAGA rioter pictured, with zippers and full of paramilitary gear, was arrested along with a retired Army Lieutenant-Colonel Larry Rendall Brock Jr., who was seen wearing plastic handcuffs.

Both men are charged with knowingly entering or staying in a restricted building or site on the Capitol grounds without legitimate authority and without forceful entry and disorderly behavior.

News of the couple's arrests came Sunday when Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said at least 25 domestic terrorist cases had opened following the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday.

Eric Munchel, a Nashville bartender, 30, was named as the man pictured in the Senate Press Gallery with a bunch of flex cuffs.

He attended the riot with his mother.

He told The Times of London: "We wanted to show that we are ready to stand up, band together and fight if necessary." Just like our ancestors who founded this country in 1776. It was a kind of muscle game. & # 39;

Eric Munchel has been named as the man pictured with a bunch of flex cuffs

Eric Munchel has been named as the man pictured with a bunch of flex cuffs

The FBI is set to investigate whether Trump's supporters who attacked the US Capitol conspired to violate lawmakers or to take him hostage

The FBI is set to investigate whether Trump's supporters who attacked the US Capitol conspired to violate lawmakers or to take him hostage

In a detailed breakdown of his clothing, The Sparrow Project says his "expensive camouflage and tactical larp torch" helped identify Munchel

In a detailed breakdown of his clothing, The Sparrow Project says his "expensive camouflage and tactical larp torch" helped identify Munchel

Retired Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr., 53, was among the violent supporters of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a riot that killed five, including a police officer

Retired Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr., 53, was among the violent supporters of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a riot that killed five, including a police officer

His mother Lisa Eisenhart, 57, said: “The left has everything: the media, organizations, the government. We have to organize if we want to defend ourselves and be heard. "

The nurse, who like her son wore a bulletproof vest, added, “This country was founded on revolution. If they take away all legitimate means from us and we cannot even express ourselves on the internet, we cannot even speak freely. What is America for?

“I would rather die a 57 year old woman than live under oppression. I'd rather die and fight "

The couple reportedly drove from Nashville, Tennessee, in protest.

53-year-old Brock has already admitted that he has penetrated the Senate and roamed the office of Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi in riot gear and tie cuffs.

But he told the New Yorker he was welcome to enter the US Capitol, claiming that he "found" the zip ties on the floor and merely picked them up so he could hand them over to a police officer.

Footage from the lobby of a DC hotel shows a man identified online as Munchel talking to an unknown woman about the rally. The same woman can be seen earlier in the day with the rioter in paramilitary gear (see picture)

Footage from the lobby of a DC hotel shows a man identified online as Munchel talking to an unknown woman about the rally. The same woman can be seen earlier in the day with the rioter in paramilitary gear (see picture)

A Facebook account allegedly owned by Munchel has since been deleted, but he was listed as an employee of Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille in Florida

A Facebook account allegedly owned by Munchel has since been deleted, but he was listed as an employee of Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille in Florida

Footage from the lobby of a DC hotel shows a man identified online as Munchel talking to an unknown woman about the rally. The same woman can be seen earlier in the day with the rioter in full paramilitary gear.

A Facebook account allegedly owned by Munchel has since been deleted, but he was listed as an employee of Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille in Florida.

The bar said in a statement, "We were made aware that a former employee of ours was involved in recent events at the Capitol more than 2 years ago. We have no relationship with that employee and their actions were their own." 39;

In a detailed breakdown of his clothing The sparrow project say his "expensive camouflage and tactical larp torch" helped identify Munchel.

They list certain items of clothing the rioter, and later Munchel, could be seen in, and noted his Tennessee patch with the blue line.

The bar said in a statement, "We were made aware that a former employee of ours was involved in recent events at the Capitol more than 2 years ago. We have no relationship with that employee and their actions were their own." 39;

The bar said in a statement, "We were made aware that a former employee of ours was involved in recent events at the Capitol more than 2 years ago. We have no relationship with that employee and their actions were their own." 39;

Munchel and his mother are said to have driven from Nashville, Tennessee, in protest

Munchel and his mother are said to have driven from Nashville, Tennessee, in protest

Munchel and his mother are said to have driven from Nashville, Tennessee, in protest

The FBI is set to investigate whether Trump's supporters who attacked the US Capitol conspired to violate lawmakers or to take him hostage.

"We don't consider this a major conspiracy, but we are interested to know what people would do with things like zip ties," a police officer told the Washington Post.

Brock, a father of three who now lives in Dallas, was pictured in the Senate Wednesday after the group broke barricades, pushed back law enforcement and sent lawmakers on the run for security reasons.

Retired Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr., a 53-year-old graduate and combat veteran from the Air Force Academy in Texas

Retired Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock Jr., a 53-year-old graduate and combat veteran from the Air Force Academy in Texas

Pictures show him in a combat helmet, body armor, and a vinyl label with the Punisher skull – a symbol adopted by white supremacists and believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory.

He was wearing zippered handcuffs and appeared to be speaking to other rioters, some of whom wore MAGA hats.

Brock, who served in the Air Force for more than two decades and now works for an airline company, was also featured in footage captured by ITV News that appeared to leave Nancy Pelosi's office – which was ravaged and looted in the chaos.

McCarthy, the secretary of the Army, gave a detailed breakdown of Wednesday's events on Sunday.

He said the Pentagon is offering assistance but has been turned away by the Capitol Police and the DC Police.

"DOD made several other attempts to offer National Guard resources to the DC Metropolitan Police and USCP, and it has repeatedly been advised that no additional resources are required," a memo said.

He said the Capitol Police and DC Police had seriously underestimated the crowd that would attract Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally on Wednesday and expected attendance to be in the "low thousands".

McCarthy said at least 25 domestic terrorism cases had opened.

"Long guns, Molotov cocktails, explosive devices and zipties were recovered, suggesting that a major catastrophe could only just be averted," said the memo received by CNN.

A Trump supporter who allegedly told his friends he wanted to shoot and run over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was arrested last week over the Capitol riot when authorities brought an Alabama man with 11 Molotov cocktails in near the house arrested building.

According to CNN, Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. traveled to Washington, DC last Tuesday with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and an assault rifle.

Authorities also said Meredith texted his friends saying he wanted to shoot or run over Pelosi.

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. (pictured) reportedly texted friends trying to shoot him or run across Nancy Pelosi

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. (pictured) reportedly texted friends trying to shoot him or run across Nancy Pelosi

In one text, Meredith allegedly wrote that he was thinking of "sticking a bullet in (pelosis) noggin on live television".

Meredith is one of 13 people charged with federal crimes. Others include the Alabama man Lonnie Coffman, whose vehicle contained 11 Molotov devices, and Richard Barnett of Arkansas, who was photographed at a desk in Pelosi's office, according to a Justice Department statement.

A Florida man identified as the person featured in a photo posted widely on social media carrying the speaker's desk for the house was also arrested Friday.

Adam Johnson is charged, among other things, with theft of state property.

Prosecutors say these allegations are just the beginning. Authorities said Friday that more cases remained under lock and key and dozens of other people were wanted by federal agents.

US attorneys in several states, including Kentucky, Ohio and Oregon, said people could bring charges in their home states if they went to Washington and participated in the riots.

Investigators will also investigate whether there was a concerted conspiracy against Vice President Mike Pence who enraged Trump and his loyalists by refusing to intervene illegally in Congress to overthrow the election.

Richard Barnett (pictured) from Arkansas, who was photographed at a desk in Pelosi's office, was also arrested

Richard Barnett (pictured) from Arkansas, who was photographed at a desk in Pelosi's office, was also arrested

Jacob Anthony Chansley, the heavily tattooed Trump supporter who wore horns, a fur hat and face-paint when he took the Senate podium, was also arrested Saturday

Jacob Anthony Chansley, the heavily tattooed Trump supporter who wore horns, a fur hat and face-paint when he took the Senate podium, was also arrested Saturday

Johnson, who was pictured with a lectern in the Capitol, appears to have removed his social media platforms after the siege

Johnson, who was pictured with a lectern in the Capitol, appears to have removed his social media platforms after the siege

As the attack unfolded, Trump took to Twitter to vent anger on Pence, a message that quickly spread among supporters of the president in the Capitol.

Angered by Trump, Giuliani and Donald Trump Jr. during a rally near the White House, the protesters urged them to go to Capitol Hill, where lawmakers should confirm Biden's presidential victory.

A violent mob stormed the Capitol, broke through police barricades and broke windows to enter the building.

Legislators went into hiding for several hours as the Capitol Police struggled to regain control while the Senate and house mob puked, raided Nancy Pelosi's office, and looted items that might contain state secrets.

A Trump supporter, U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli ​​Babbitt, was shot dead by the Capitol Police trying to climb through a window.

Three other Trump supporters died after "medical emergencies" related to the violation, and Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday from the attack after the thug allegedly hit him over the head with a fire extinguisher .

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