A Capitol rioter who received phone call from the White House on Jan. 6 was identified as a 26-year-old Trump-loving New Yorker who joked about shooting Nancy Pelosi

Anton Lunyk was captured on surveillance footage in the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Ministry of Justice
CNN revealed the identity of a Capitol rioter who received a call from the White House on Jan. 6
Anton Lunyk, 26, pleaded guilty to riot-related charges earlier this year.
According to CNN, Lunyk claims he has no memory of receiving the call.
The Capitol rioter who received a startling nine-second phone call from the White House on the afternoon of January 6, 2021 has been identified by CNN.
Anton Lunyk, 26, had already left the Capitol that day when his phone rang at 4:34 p.m., according to records checked by the outlet. The call came from the White House's publicly available phone number just minutes after former President Donald Trump posted a video in which he urged his supporters to "go home" and told them, "We love you, you are." something very special," reported CNN.
The revelation of Lunyk's identity as the mystery call recipient comes after a former technical adviser to the House Select Committee investigating the riot said Friday that he traced a call between a rioter and the White House switchboard during the attack.
"You get a real 'a-ha' moment when you see that the White House switchboard was connected to a rioter's phone during what happened," said Denver Riggleman, a former Republican congressman whose unauthorized "Behind the Scenes" book Probe is set for release later this week, 60 Minutes said. "It's a big, pretty big 'a-ha' moment."
Members of the January 6 House Select Committee have since downplayed Riggleman's role on the panel - as well as the importance of the phone call - noting that Riggleman "overstates" the incident.
An anonymous source told CNN the committee is still investigating the nature of the phone call but hasn't been able to find out who made it -- or why.
What has been clarified this week, however, is who got the call: Anton Lunyk - who claims he doesn't remember getting the ring and says he doesn't know anyone who worked in the Trump White House, aloud CNN sources.
Anton Lunyk. The Ministry of Justice
Lunyk, of Brooklyn, New York, was initially charged with five counts related to his role in the riots, including forced entry, disorderly and disruptive conduct, and entering or remaining in a restricted building. But in April he pleaded guilty to just one charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building and was sentenced in September to 12 months probation, 60 hours of community service and a reparation fine.
Prosecutors said Lunyk traveled to Washington, DC, with two of his friends, Francis Connor and Antonio Ferrigno, the night before the riot. The three men first attended the "Stop the Steal" rally before joining the crowd of Trump supporters to head to the US Capitol, where the crowd besieged the building.
Photos of Lunyk in the Capitol show him wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, and videos from the scene showed Lunyk and his friends laughing inside the building and recording it on their cellphones, according to court documents.
A sentencing memorandum revealed that in the days after the November 2020 election, Lunyk and his friends lashed out at Democratic lawmakers, claiming the presidency was "stolen."
"If they take my money, I will shoot Pelosi," Lunyk said in a Jan. 12, 2021 message to Connor, Ferrigno, and others.
The trio spent about 10 minutes inside the Capitol before exiting through a window, prosecutors said. They were out of the building nearly an hour and a half when Lunyk's phone rang, according to CNN, and photographic evidence suggests the friends were already heading back to New York when the call came through.
Court filings on Lunyk's case make no mention of the call, and an attorney for him didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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