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.
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!”
And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.
And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
However, details surrounding the other 4 fatalities remain unclear.
“One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds,” Contee said, “which resulted in their deaths.”
Later, it was reported that another person had also died.
The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.
Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side,” and to “remain peaceful.”
“Go home, we love you, you’re very special.”
Many of which also show the aftermath of the siege.
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.
“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…
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”
For more on the riots, scroll on…