One of the most visible figures in Wednesday's riot on the Capitol has been arrested and charged by authorities.

Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, will face several charges including disorderly conduct and violent entry, according to reports.

After his arrest, the federal attorney for Washington, D.C., released a statement identifying Chansley as the man with his face painted, who was wearing a horned headdress inside of the Capitol building.

“It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress, red, white and blue face paint, shirtless, and tan pants,” the statement read.

“This individual carried a spear, approximately 6 feet in length, with an American flag tied just below the blade.”

Chansley, 33, is from Arizona and had been identified by family. Phoenix CBS affiliate 12 News reported that Chansley graduated from Moon Valley High School in Phoenix and that he was in the class of 2006. A relative told 12 News that she was not surprised or worried that he was involved in the raid on the Capitol.

Chansley is a follower of the conspiracy theories of QAnon, which gained attention at right-wing political rallies. Chansley, who has referred to himself as a QAnon shaman, told the FBI he was indeed the man photographed at the vice president’s chair in the Senate chamber during the riot.

The Justice Department released a statement laying out Chansley’s charges.

“Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, of Arizona, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Chansley was taken into custody today,” the statement read.

During the riot, Chansley spoke to NBC News and boasted about the attack on the Capitol

“The fact that we had a bunch of our traitors in office hunker down, put on their gas masks, and retreat into their underground bunker, I consider that a win,” he said.

Following his arrest, Chansley also attempted to shut down speculation from other politicians that blamed Antifa for the Capitol riot. He told BBC News the riot was carried out by “patriots doing what our founding fathers would have done.”

His reasoning behind his statement was “because Antifa are cowards who have no commitment to their country or their cause.” 

Information on what fines or potential sentencing Chansley could face has not been released following his arrest.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump, including member of the QAnon conspiracy group Jake Angeli, aka Yellowstone Wolf (C), enter the US Capitol Supporters of US President Donald Trump, including member of the QAnon conspiracy group Jake Angeli, aka Yellowstone Wolf (C), enter the US Capitol Photo: AFP / Saul LOEB