The FBI had been looking for this gunman since January 6. We found him.

A The man seen carrying a handgun on the steps of the Capitol during the Jan. 6 uprising is a far-right activist from Arizona involved in spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

A Daily Beast investigation based on research provided by counter-insurgency activists identified Luke Philip Robinson as the individual in FBI poster number 343 seek advice on a man seen at the Capitol on January 6.

The vast majority of those in the Capitol during the insurgency carried no visible firearms. By contrast, Robinson is one of the few people on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 to be seen armed with a gun to his right hip in footage of the riot.

Robinson has not been charged with a crime.

When asked if the FBI interviewed Robinson as part of the poster, a spokesperson said office policy prohibited him from commenting on ongoing investigations and directed questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office at Washington, DC.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement that “we generally do not comment on cases or investigations beyond what is publicly stated or submitted to the Court. We have no comments on your report.

When reached by phone, Robinson initially claimed that The Daily Beast had reached the wrong phone number and that he was not Luke Robinson. He called back shortly after from the same number and confirmed he was Luke Robinson, but declined to answer questions about Jan. 6 and his attendance at the Capitol.

Activists who initially identified Robinson – and asked to remain anonymous – spent weeks combing public records and open sources to find the name of the man seen on the FBI wanted posters.

Robinson might have remained unidentified if not for an appearance at a Sept. 24 protest in Arizona against the state’s COVID-19 restrictions and in support of the conspiratorial GOP election ‘audit’ of the State. In one video of the event posted on YouTube, Robinson is visible wearing the same Farm Boy-branded “Freedom” raincoat hat seen on the armed suspect on January 6.

Robinson wore the same hat in a profile picture for a Telegram account linked to his phone number.

At the Capitol, Robinson was also visible wearing a black and white bandana with the word “Salida” written on it. Activists were able to trace the fabric back to a Chaffee County Colorado July 2020 Promotional Bandana, home to the towns of Salida and Buena Vista. Robinson had been tagged by a friend in an Instagram photo from Salida, Colorado, who noted the two men’s “summer adventures” there.

Footage of Robinson on Jan. 6 shows the distinctive grip and magazine of a coyote-colored SIG Sauer P230 handgun protruding from his pants under a denim jacket. Robinson’s appearance in footage of the riot with an apparent firearm places him among a select group of people present at the insurgency, only a handful of whom are known to have carried firearms at the time.

Robinson only appears in a a few seconds of images near the inaugural scaffolding as rioters entered the Capitol building itself. The only other apparent footage of Robinson in Washington, D.C., around this time is from the day after the riot, where Robinson makes a brief appearance in the background of a video showing another Jan. 6 suspect. filmed at the Lincoln Memorial.

In a video of the crowd in front of the inaugural scaffolding, a handgun is obvious protruding above Robinson’s pants before he pulled his shirt and denim jacket over the gun.

Two firearms experts told The Daily Beast they could immediately identify the weapon as a Sig Sauer P320 semi-automatic pistol.

“It’s a P320. It has to be,” said Ryan Busse, a former firearms industry executive who recently wrote a book that says it all called Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America.

The FBI first sought advice on Robinson as the man in their poster #343 in May 2021 but removed the poster with his ID number and photo in September without explanation.

Robinson also demonstrated a penchant for carrying handguns in an “8 o’clock carry” position.

While a rally on May 10 “to fight COVID-19 medical censorship and cancel culture” in Phoenix, Arizona, by America’s Frontline Doctors, a pro-Trump COVID-19 conspiracy activist group, Robinson appears in a video wearing a “Arrest Fauci & Gates” with a handgun stuck in his right hip.

The video stems from Robinson’s association with an anti-vaccine and anti-mask activist group, the Antimaskers Club, led by the founder Ethan Schmidt. Throughout the pandemic, Schmidt recorded himself harassing local businesses and customers for adhering to public health measures like mask-wearing. In a particularly notorious incident, Schmidt filmed himself harangue employees and customers of an Arizona store that sells wigs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Robinson appeared in anti-mask videos posted on social media, occasionally alongside Schmidt. In a video from the Antimaskers club from May, Robinson recorded himself attempting to disrupt a school board meeting. In another video posted to the YouTube channel of Micajah Jackson, a former Navy and far-right activist from Arizona participation officer in Capitol Insurrection – Robinson and Schmidt are visible patrons harassing downtown Tempe, Arizona, to wear masks.