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  US says Capitol rioters intended to 'capture and assassinate' elected officials
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Last EditedRP  Jan 15, 2021 10:51am
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AuthorKatelyn Polantz
News DateFriday, January 15, 2021 04:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFederal prosecutors offered the most chilling description yet of rioters who seized the Capitol last week, writing in a new court filing that the intention was "to capture and assassinate elected officials."

The view was included in a memo seeking to keep Jacob Anthony Chansley, who rallied people inside the Capitol using a bullhorn, in detention. According to Capitol Police information included in the filing, Chansley was notable for his headdress, face paint and carrying of a six-foot spear.

"Strong evidence, including Chansley's own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government," government prosecutors wrote.
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