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 stated he was there “from the very starting.” He despatched a number of selfies and claimed that he spent half-hour within the constructing.
Inside days, the match turned him in to the FBI, prosecutors stated Friday in new courtroom filings.
Screenshots of their Bumble chat present that Taake advised the match he was “peacefully standing there” on the Capitol. However prosecutors say he was concerned in two violent assaults towards police who have been defending the constructing. Footage from the entrance strains exhibits Taake utilizing pepper spray towards the police line and later putting police with a steel whip, in keeping with courtroom 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.