Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is on FBI’s “Most Wanted” for storming US Capitol
Five people lost their lives that day, including a Capitol Police officer.
Photo: Gonzales Photo / Alamy
Jon Schaffer is now one of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” for his involvement in the mob that stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. last week (7 January).
Schaffer appears in photograph #25 of a poster titled “Violence At The United States Capitol” – seen on the Most Wanted section of the FBI’s website.
Last week, a throng of President Donald Trump’s supporters gathered at the Capitol Building to protest against the outcome of the US 2020 Elections.
Schaffer was part of a violent mob who forced their way through law enforcement to enter the Capitol Building with the purpose of disrupting lawmakers, who were in the process of certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. Four protestors and a US Capitol Police officer died in the chaos.
A photo of Schaffer in the mob was captured by news agency AFP. See it below:
Police attempt to retake Capitol from protesters https://t.co/bku3yGU7y0 pic.twitter.com/ZCWYbDccNp
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 6, 2021
Yesterday (10 January), Schaffer’s bandmates in Iced Earth issued a statement condemning the actions of their frontman.
“We absolutely DO NOT condone nor do we support riots or the acts of violence that the rioters were involved in on January 6th at the US Capitol building,” wrote the band on Instagram. “We hope that all those involved that day are brought to justice”.
“We are deeply saddened and our hearts go out to the families of the lives lost that day. There are really no proper words to console. Just know we are with you in your shock, grief and pain. Much love to you all. Stu, Luke, Jake, Brent”
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