The mother of a Tennessee man accused of carrying zip-ties inside the U.S. Capitol has been charged with conspiring with her son during the violent siege.
The FBI arrested Lisa Eisenhart, 56, in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday on charges of conspiracy, unlawfully entering a restricted building, and violent entry or disorderly conduct for allegedly breaking into the Capitol on Jan. 6, according to a criminal complaint.
Her son Eric Munchel — who was photographed clutching zip-ties and wearing paramilitary gear inside the Capitol — was arrested on similar charges on Jan. 10.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee announced the mom’s arrest on Twitter, alongside a photo of the mother-son duo showing Eisenhart wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat and a black tactical vest. Munchel can be seen dressed all in black.
The complaint alleges Eisenhart was also carrying “flex cuffs” or “plastic restraints” — just like her son — while she and Munchel joined a mob of rioters who were chasing after two police officers.
“Video footage from inside of the U.S. Capitol captures Eisenhart and Munchel in the vicinity of a mob of individuals that are physically attacking two Capitol Police officers guarding entry into the Senate chambers,” the legal filing says.
“The footage eventually shows officers run past Eisenhart and Munchel several members of the mob give chase. Right after they pass, Eisenhart and Munchel immediately follow behind the individuals pursuing the officers,” it says.
“Munchel and Eisenhart are seen holding flex cuffs in each of their hands during the pursuit,” the complaint further states.
On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said more than 100 people have been arrested with the Capitol Hill attack that killed five people, and over 200 suspects have been identified.