As arrests from the Capitol Hill riots continue to increase, Chuck Norris has been forced to confirm that he was not present after a lookalike was pictured there.
After becoming a subject of conversation, the American martial artist has set the record straight on his whereabouts that day.
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
Keep scrolling to hear what he had to say...
Now, over a week has passed since hundreds of rioters forced their way into the Capitol Building.
On January 6th, a flurry of pro-Trumpers were seen breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...With 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...And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
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, from his official account which has now been suspended from all social media platforms...Where 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."
Photographs and videos of Wednesday's scenes continue to circulate online...Many of which also show the aftermath of the siege.
The videos and images have been quick to go viral on Twitter...And show the extent of the damage that was done within the building.
Now, some of the perpetrators of this horrific crime have already been brought to justice.
Several arrests have already been made, with key suspects being identified via video footage from the scene.
Many weren't too hard to spot, given their choice of riot gear.
From CEOs to retail employees...
There seems to have been a whole array of attendees at the riots.
The FBI is now seeking an "unprecedented" number of suspects following the riots...
And now encourages rioters to turn themselves in before agents start knocking on their doors.
Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, held a press conference where he described the Capitol building as a "crime scene."
And said his agents were working with the FBI to find hundreds, if not thousands, more people who will be arrested.
"The scope and scale of this are unprecedented, not only in FBI history but probably DOJ history."
He also stated that more than 170 case files have already been submitted for crimes committed during the riots and that that figure is going to "geometrically increase."
"The range of criminal conduct is really… Unmatched in any type of scenario that we've seen at the FBI or DOJ," he said.
While the FBI has opened more than 160 case files in the six days since pro-Donald Trump rioters breached the US Capitol building, officials have acknowledged that the evidence gathered so far "is just the tip of the iceberg." https://t.co/C1kDSQ7pAr— CNN (@CNN) January 12, 2021
"Just the gamut of cases and criminal conduct we're looking at is really mind-blowing."
But, amongst the perpetrators caught, there have also been a number of famous faces who have since been forced to deny their presence at the riot.
Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, was forced to confirm that he was not at the riots after fans noticed a resemblance between him and a rioter.
And now, the next celebrity to do so is none other than Chuck Norris...
Because, unfortunately for the celebrated actor, a lookalike was pictured at the riots standing next to a Trump supporter.
This picture was quick to start circulating online...
I have no doubt Chuck Norris is MAGA but this guy isn't him. Very good lookalike but too young. pic.twitter.com/kD8bXNRzlW— Danielle Huss (@daniellehuss) January 12, 2021
The likeliness really is uncanny, isn't it?
But, a statement to PEOPLE, Norris's representative, Erik Kritzer, said, "This is not Chuck Norris and is a wannabe look-alike although Chuck is much more handsome."
"Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family."
Norris also responded to the claims by tweeting, "I recently learned there was a Chuck Norris lookalike at the DC Capitol riots."
"It wasn't me and I wasn't there. There is no room for violence of any kind in our society."
"I am and always will be for Law and Order. Your friend, Chuck Norris"
I recently learned there was a Chuck Norris lookalike at the DC Capitol riots. It wasn’t me and I wasn’t there. There is no room for violence of any kind in our society. I am and always will be for Law and Order.— Chuck Norris (@chucknorris) January 12, 2021
Your friend, Chuck Norris pic.twitter.com/LruKwViWRL
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