Guitarist Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) can be clearly seen in newly released security footage from the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot that the House impeachment managers obtained and submitted as evidence for former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.
The video was released by CNN on Monday (February 15), showing rioters charging through a breached entrance and engaging and pushing officers.
A man resembling Schaffer can be seen near the front of the mob, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a tactical vest and black leather fingerless tactical gloves, and pointing his finger while yelling at the officers.
Last month, Schaffer was arrested for his role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol. The 52-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, is facing six federal criminal charges after he was accused of spraying a police officer with a pepper-based bear repellant during the insurrection.