More than 15 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were uncovered at the home of the Nashville man who was photographed storming the US Capitol building with a handful zip-ties, according to a new court filing.
Eric Munchel is charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, conspiracy and civil disorder after taking part in the deadly riots earlier this month.
The 30-year-old - who attended the rally with his mother - was dubbed 'zip-tie guy' on social media after photos of him holding plastic cuffs inside the Senate gallery went viral.
In a court filing ahead of a Friday detention hearing in Nashville, prosecutors described a January 10 search of Munchel's home that turned up assault rifles, a sniper rifle with a tripod, shotguns, pistols, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a drum-style magazine.
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This photo provided by U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee shows multiple assault rifles that were found during a search of Eric Munchel's home on January 10
FBI agents also found tactical gear Munchel had worn during the riots as well as vest that was 'similar, if not identical' to the one his mother, Lisa Eisenhart, appeared to have been wearing that day
Eric Munchel was quickly dubbed 'zip tie guy' after he was pictured with a bundle of flex-cuffs inside the Senate chamber
FBI agents also found tactical gear Munchel had worn during the riots as well as vest that was 'similar, if not identical' to the one his mom, Lisa Eisenhart, appeared to have been wearing that day.
The findings were revealed in a memorandum filed Wednesday requesting Munchel be detained until trial amid claims he's a danger to his community and a serious flight risk.
Federal prosecutors also said they have reason to believe Munchel may have had weapons with him in Washington that he stashed outside the Capitol before entering.
Munchel is said to have traveled to Washington with Eisenhart, 57, who has also been charged and has a detention hearing set for July.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The two participated in Trump's 'Stop the Steal' rally in which the former president repeated his baseless claims of election fraud and exhorted the crowd to march to the Capitol and 'fight like hell.'
Munchel 'perceived himself to be a revolutionary, in the mold of those who overthrew the British government in the American Revolution,' according to court filings.
Eric Munchel, 30, is pictured in his mugshot having been arrested in Nashville last Sunday. His mother, Lisa Eisenhart, 57, was arrested on Saturday
Eric Munchel, 30, left, is seen along with his mother Lisa Eisenhart, 57, at the Capitol siege
He was '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,' documents state.
He also wore a stun gun on his hip and mounted a cellphone to his chest to record events.
Investigators later recovered the cellphone from a friend who had been given it by Munchel, according to court documents.
In cellphone video, Munchel recorded himself speaking to Eisenhart about not entering the Capitol with weapons.
According to the memorandum, Munchel