An Airbnb host has outed his guests after discovering that they were involved in the storming of the US Capitol last week.
Here's the full story...
It seems that justice is slowly being served.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden's election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the prestigious building.
Hundreds of rioters forced their way in...Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...
via: GettyWhere he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:
"Go home, we love you, you're very special."
Shortly afterward, his social media accounts across all platforms were suspended indefinitely.
A week has now passed since the violence ensued, and people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...
But the riots haven't come without big consequences - with many arrests having already taken place.
And that isn't all...
You may have heard of the "no-fly" lists that have now been implemented for some of those believed to have taken part in last week's riots.
Airbnb has even taken a stand.
Though people have had some strong reactions to the move.
Airbnb is implementing additional measures to prevent anyone who took part in the US Capitol riot - or is otherwise associated with a hate group - from using its platform to stay in the nation's capital this week.
As part of its "Capitol Safety Plan," the company states that anytime it has been able to confirm someone's involvement in the riot, either through the media or law enforcement, it has investigated whether they have an account on Airbnb and proceeded to ban them.
In addition, in the event it has found people associated with a hate group, it has canceled their stays and suspended their accounts.
The company also said it may re-do background safety checks on certain individuals if new information comes to light.
But this week, one Airbnb host has taken it one step further...
By outing his guests for storming the US Capitol.
The host, reportedly named Paul, advertises his home in Columbia Heights, around an hour away from the Washington Monument, on Airbnb.
Last week, he hosted a lady, known only as Melissa, who was visiting for a "history sight-seeing trip", as per New York Magazine's Intelligencer.
Despite reports of possible protests that week, Paul had no reason to believe Melissa would be part of it...
And, even when Melissa and 7 others arrived on January 5th, Paul had no reason to be alarmed.
However, his thoughts changed the next morning as he saw the group leaving with MAGA flags...
And as the days events unfolded, Paul grew more concerned.
Paul kept an eye on his home-security camera so when one person returned, he could see and most importantly, hear all.
Paul heard the guest say whilst on the phone, "We stormed the Capitol, we got inside of it… Trump said we're going to march over to the Capitol Building… And we're going to tell them what's been happening. To be honest, they deserved it."
He then decided to stay elsewhere for the night and, after having no luck with Airbnb, he sent the footage he had over to the FBI tipline.
Paul then left his guest a review that read:
"When Melissa booked my Airbnb, she claimed it was for a 'history sightseeing trip' but instead, she and her guests made history by participating in the most horrific attack on our democracy at the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021.
"She and her guests returned after the riot and bragged in front of my house, captured on my Ring doorbell, 'I was there … I didn't want to get involved as much as I did but to be honest they deserved it.' A Capitol Police officer was murdered and 4 of the rioters lost their lives. I wouldn't recommend renting to Melissa."
However, the review was appealed by Melissa, and later revoked.
On Wednesday, Airbnb issued a statement in response that read:
"As we've learned through media or law enforcement sources the names of individuals confirmed to have been responsible for the violent criminal activity at the United States Capitol on January 6, we've investigated whether the named individuals have an account on Airbnb."
"Through this work, we have identified numerous individuals who are either associated with known hate groups or otherwise involved in the criminal activity at the Capitol Building, and they have been banned from Airbnb's platform."
For more on last Wednesday's riot, scroll on...