Iced Earth Member Jon Schaffer Arrested For Using Bear Spray On Police During Capitol Riot
Jon Schaffer, guitarist of the heavy metal band Iced Earth, was arrested by the FBI on Sunday for involvement in the Capitol riot. The Indiana native, 52, was accused of using “bear spray,” which is similar pepper spray and sold by outdoor supply companies, on police officers as rioters stormed the Capitol.
Many were able to identify Schaffer in pictures and videos while he engaged in “verbal altercations with Capitol Police insider the Capitol building” while threatening them with bear spray. After being featured on an FBI poster searching for him, multiple Indiana residents were able to identify him.
Schaffer, who has long been known for his far-right political views and support for Donald Trump, faces six charges, including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building, said FBI spokeswoman Chris Bavender.
Schaffer is one of dozens of people who face serious charges for the crimes committed on January 6 at the US Capitol. As uInterview previous reported, Olympic Gold-Medalist Klete Keller also faces charges for taking part in the riot.