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Capitol rioter Eric Munchel who carried zip ties into Senate busted with 15 guns and hundreds of rounds of ammo

A CAPITOL rioter who carried zip tie handcuffs in the Senate gallery had a stash of firearms and ammunition inside his home, FBI agents found. 

The agents raided Eric Munchel’s Nashville home on Jan. 10 and confiscated an array of 15 weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a court filing ahead of his Friday detention hearing states. 

The items included a sniper rifle with a tripod, assault rifles, pistols, shotguns and a drum-style magazine, according to the filing obtained by The Daily Mail on Friday.

FBI agents also uncovered tactical gear that Munchel, 30, donned during the Jan. 6 insurrection and a vest identical or similar to one that his mother Lisa Eisenhart seemed to wear when they stormed the Capitol together. 

The new details came to light in a memorandum filed by federal prosecutors on Wednesday, alleging that Munchel is a danger to his community and at high risk of fleeing.

It requests that Munchel, who arrested on Jan. 10, be detained until his trial date. 

Munchel made national headlines after social media users saw images of him clutching plastic cuffs in the Senate chambers and nicknamed him “zip tie guy.” 

He is charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, as well as conspiracy and civil disorder. 

Munchel traveled to Washington, DC, with his 57-year-old mother, for President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally in which Trump urged supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results. 

He “dressed for combat” with “combat boots, military fatigues, a tactical vest, gloves, and a gaiter that covered all of his face except for his eyes,” according to documents. 

Court filings also state that Munchel “perceived himself to be a revolutionary, in the mold of those who overthrew the British government in the American Revolution.”

Federal prosecutors suspect that Munchel carried weapons to the event and stashed them outside the Capitol building before breaking in. 

Cellphone video that a friend of Munchel provided to investigators showed him saying he needed to “take my weapons off before I go in” to the Capitol building, the memorandum states. 

Munchel and his mother then walked to a place where “a tactical bag and other items appear to have been stashed,” and they put them in a bag or nearby. 

As he walked through the Capitol, Munchel saw plastic handcuffs and declared, “Zip ties. I need to get me some of them,” documents state.

Investigators also found handcuffs during their search of Munchel’s residence. 

Eisenhart was arrested and charged with violent entry or disorderly conduct in the Capitol, being in a restricted building without lawful authority and conspiracy.

Her detention hearing has been scheduled in July. 

On Jan. 10, authorities also arrested retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock, who was also spotted carrying zip ties and wearing tactical gear. 

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