The far-right activist has been classified as a neo-Nazi (Pics: AFP/Baked Alaska via Dlive)
The FBI has arrested far-right media personality Tim Gionet, known as ‘Baked Alaska’, after he live-streamed himself storming the Capitol.
The former YouTuber posted a 20-minute video showing Trump supporters talking to officers and taking selfies with them despite the being asked to leave the building on January 6.
During the footage, posted on DLive, a Trump supporter could be heard saying, ‘this is only the beginning’ while others chanted ‘patriots are in control’, ‘traitors’ and ‘whose house? Our house’.
Gionet has now been arrested and taken into custody from his home in Houston, Texas, after probable cause documents were issued for him on January 7, law enforcement said.
The documents allege that Gionet can be heard saying in the video: ‘I won’t leave guys, don’t worry,’ ‘I’m staying,’ and ‘Unleash the Kraken, let’s go.’ He also filmed himself being taken out of the Capitol by police while he was swearing at them.
Gionet has previously posted white nationalist memes and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and has marched in hate groups in Charlottesville, Virginia and New Orleans. He is classified as a neo-Nazi by civil rights nonprofit The Southern Poverty Law Center.
He posted the stream on DLive (Picture: Baked Alaska via DLive )
Five people died in the riot chaos (Picture: Getty Images)
The FBI is still identifying Trump-supporters who broke federal law (Picture: EPA)
Before the riots, Gionet was facing misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass in Scottsdale City Court, after he allegedly refused to leave a bar and pepper-sprayed a member of staff.
Part of the bail terms he was released under meant he was not allowed to leave the state of Arizona, AZCental reported.
Once Gionet live-streamed himself involved with storming the Capitol, prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his release and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. He had also failed to attend a court hearing in Arizona.
YouTube recently banned Gionet in October after he posted a video of himself harassing people during the pandemic.
Five people died amid the chaos of the riots, including a Capitol Police Officer, and around 100 people have been arrested in relation to the insurrection.
Retired firefighter Robert Sanford was also arrested for allegedly hitting three Capitol officers with a fire extinguisher.
Law enforcement are still working to identify, locate and arrest people at the Capitol riot who committed federal crimes.
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