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Horned Arizona rioter transferred to District of Columbia

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

PHOENIX — The horned Arizona rioter who took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was transferred to the District of Columbia, authorities said Monday.

Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, was ordered Tuesday by a judge to be held in the custody of the United States Marshals Service and transferred to the District of Columbia.

Chansley was indicted by a grand jury on six charges on Jan. 8 for his role in the insurrection.

He was arrested the next day after he went to the Phoenix FBI office for questioning and has since remained in custody.

Video released by The New Yorker earlier this month shows Arizona’s horn-wearing “QAnon Shaman” writing a threatening note to Vice President Mike Pence and leading fellow supporters of President Donald Trump in prayer inside the Senate chamber.

The magazine published a 12-minute compilation of footage taken by reporter Luke Mogelson, who documented the mob outside and inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

With his flamboyant appearance and bellowing voice, Chansley, 33, has become a symbol of the violent insurrection that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

Before then, the rabid promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory had been a fixture at Trump rallies and various protests in Phoenix, impossible to miss with his furry horned hat, face paint, tattoo-covered bare torso and bullhorn.

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