Prosecutors say Andrew Taake of Texas used the courting app Bumble whereas in Washington on January 6. The match requested if he was close to the Capitol and he mentioned he was there “from the very beginning.” He despatched a number of selfies and claimed that he spent 30 minutes within the constructing.
Within days, the match turned him in to the FBI, prosecutors mentioned Friday in new court docket filings.
Screenshots of their Bumble chat present that Taake advised the match he was “peacefully standing there” on the Capitol. But prosecutors say he was concerned in two violent assaults towards police who have been defending the constructing. Footage from the entrance strains reveals Taake utilizing pepper spray towards the police line and later placing police with a metallic whip, based on court docket filings.
He has been charged with a number of federal crimes, together with felony assault on a police officer, civil dysfunction and obstruction of congressional proceedings. He hasn’t but entered a plea.