Hundreds of rioters surged into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, smashing windows, ramming up stairwells, and sending politicians and law officers fleeing for their lives. The massive influx of protestors into the Capitol that day presented federal officials with an equally daunting task: identifying and prosecuting those responsible.

Authorities have detained an Arizona man who attacked the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 while costumed as a Roman gladiator and recording the melee in videos for his mother.

Authorities also claimed that Nathan Wayne Entrekin, 48, recorded his movements inside and outside the Capitol on smartphone videos, in which he addressed his mother, who was not at the scene.

“I made it Mom. I made it to the top. Mom, look, I made it to the top, to the top here. Look at all the patriots here,” he said in one video. “I’m here for Trump. Four more years, Donald Trump! Our rightful president!”

“I don’t think you want to be here, Mom,” from inside the ransacked Senate Parliamentarian’s office, Entrekin claimed in another video “I mean you do want to be here, but in spirit.”

While Entrekin claimed that he was herded into the Capitol by the crowd, the FBI claims that security video reveals that he was not shoved in. According to court records, investigators stated Entrekin didn’t appear to be pushed or forced into the building when he left and returned.

Entrekin, who was detained on two misdemeanor charges in Cottonwood on Thursday, July 15, is one of more than 500 people charged with federal crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.



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