Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer arrested for storming Capitol and using BEAR SPRAY on cops

ICED Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer was arrested for storming the Capitol and using bear spray on cops.

Schaffer turned himself in on Sunday in Indiana, according to TMZ.

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The musician now faces six charges after he stormed the political hub on January 6, including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a capitol building.

The FBI also said that "Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with 'bear spray'."

The Department of Justice released photographs that it said show Schaffer holding a can of bear spray.

The guitarist had been on the FBI's list of wanted people following the riots.

In a statement, Iced Earth said: "We absolutely DO NOT condone nor do we support riots or the acts of violence that the rioters were involved in on January 6th at the US Capitol building.

"We hope that all those involved that day are brought to justice to be investigated and answer for their actions."

Dozens of people have been arrested after Trump supporters broke into the political hub.

This week, Cowboys for Trump leader Couy Griffin who promised to wreak havoc at Joe Biden’s inauguration after storming the Capitol building has been arrested. 

The Otero County Commissioner was detained after vowing to return to Washington DC with a gun to place a flag on Nancy Pelosi's desk.

Griffin, the founder of the group Cowboys for Trump, faces charges of illegally entering the US Capitol.  

The arrest came as former FBI boss James Comey warned Joe Biden's inauguration is under threat from "armed, disturbed" people following the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

Security across the country has now been increased leading up to the big day after the FBI warned of armed protests in all 50 US states.

The riot at the Capitol came after President Donald Trump told the crowd to march to the Capitol and that "you'll never take back our country with weakness”.

He said: "You have to show strength, and you have to be strong."


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