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An Indiana heavy metal guitarist was arrested on Sunday in connection with the U. S. Capitol riot earlier this month, according to the FBI.
Jon Schaffer, a founding member of the heavy metal band, Iced Earth, faces 6 charges, including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building, FBI Indianapolis wrote on Twitter.
"Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with 'bear spray.'" the FBI wrote.
Multiple people had identified Schaffer as a man seen in a photograph at the Capitol, according to the Indianapolis Star.
An image of Schaffer was allegedly labeled as photograph #25 on an FBI poster seeking help to identify those who made unlawful entry into the building on Jan. 6.
He was photographed in a blue hooded sweatshirt under a tactical vest with a baseball cap that read: "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member," according to a statement of facts posted on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website.
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