A QAnon supporter accused of bringing weapons to a Pennsylvania vote counting center after the 2020 election has also been arrested on Capitol riot charges

A QAnon supporter accused of bringing weapons to a Pennsylvania vote counting center after the 2020 election has also been arrested on Capitol riot charges
Antonio LaMotta captured on body worn camera footage during the January 6 attack.
Antonio LaMotta was captured on body worn camera footage during the January 6 attack.Department of Justice.
  • A Virginia man was arrested and charged last week in connection to the Capitol attack.

  • Antonio LaMotta is also awaiting trial on unrelated weapons charges.

  • LaMotta is accused of bringing several firearms to a Pennsylvania vote counting center after the 2020 election.

A Virginia man accused of bringing a cache of weapons to a Pennsylvania vote counting center just days after the November 2020 election, was also arrested last week in connection to the Capitol riot.

Antonio LaMotta faces four counts for his role in the insurrection, including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

Pennsylvania prosecutors say LaMotta and a friend traveled to the Philadelphia Convention Center following the 2020 election in a car featuring a QAnon sticker. The two men were accused of carrying loaded handguns, an AR-15 style rifle, a samurai sword, and several rounds of ammunition, according to prosecutors.

Both men were charged with firearms offenses and are awaiting trial in Philadelphia.

LaMotta was released on bail in November 2020, but just a few short months later, he took another trip — this time to Washington, DC, where he joined a mob of Trump supporters in laying siege to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, according to court documents.

In October 2021, HuffPost reported that LaMotta was spotted on surveillance footage from the attack, and he was later identified in body camera footage released in another case.

Prosecutors say LaMotta spent approximately eight minutes inside the Capitol Rotunda after pushing past a group of police officers who were trying to bar rioters from entering the building.

An attorney for LaMotta was not listed.

Nearly 900 people have been charged in connection to the riot thus far, and more than 360 people have pleaded guilty.

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