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This Is Everything We Know About The “Bro Witness” On Capitol Hill

This brave, shirtless bro spoke to media and police after witnessing the shots fired near the Capitol building.

1. He is a Miami Dolphins fan.


Matt Vasilogambros

@MattVas

Bro witness

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2. He is from New Zealand.


Jacob Fischler

@ItsFischy

Cops taking shirtless visitor from New Zealand back to ask about what he saw.

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3. His name is Matthew Jacobs.


Ben Jacobs

@Bencjacobs

Now a shirtless witness in a Miami Dolphins hat from New Zealand named Matthew Jacobs who is having way too much fun telling history

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4. He is 26 years old.


bendepear

@bendepear

Star media witness from NZ Matthew Jacobs witnessed incident; starte d

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5. He is visiting Washington, D.C. with five friends, who seem to have a very high opinion of him.


Ben Jacobs

@Bencjacobs

His friends just described him as “a fuckhead”

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6. He saw a car attempt to ram through a temporary barrier at the White House.

NZ witness Matthew Jacobs says incident started when black sports car tried 2 ram through temp barrier nr white house

— bendepear (@bendepear)

bendepear

@bendepear

NZ witness Matthew Jacobs says incident started when black sports car tried 2 ram through temp barrier nr white house

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7. He followed the car chase on a Capital Bikeshare bike. HE WAS ALSO INTERVIEWED ON THE BIKE.

Matthew Jacobs says he saw car try to ram through temporary gate at White House, followed action on bikeshare @wusa9

— koimtv (@Ko Im)

Ko Im

@koimtv

Matthew Jacobs says he saw car try to ram through temporary gate at White House, followed action on bikeshare @wusa9

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8. According to his Facebook page, he has a sense of humor about his sudden, unexpected fame.

10. He already has fans.

Mrs. Gordon Levitt von Browitness

— soalexgoes (@Alex Alvarez)

Alex Alvarez

@soalexgoes

Mrs. Gordon Levitt von Browitness

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Obsessed with the bro witness and his cap.

— soalexgoes (@Alex Alvarez)

Alex Alvarez

@soalexgoes

Obsessed with the bro witness and his cap.

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12. His unexpected presence added a rare bit of levity into a very tense, stressful day.

RT @EvanMcSan: reminder that @ItsFischy reported the Bro Witness is actually from New Zealand. So he's like a Hobbit bro

— TheFix (@The Fix)

The Fix

@TheFix

RT @EvanMcSan: reminder that @ItsFischy reported the Bro Witness is actually from New Zealand. So he’s like a Hobbit bro

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Why are we wearing shirts though. Bro Witness has a point.

— moneyries (@Brian Ries)

Brian Ries

@moneyries

Why are we wearing shirts though. Bro Witness has a point.

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They were interviewing Sir Bro of Shirtlessland WHILE HE WAS ON A BIKE?! LMAO. http://t.co/px6nhtJRRk

— theferocity (@Saeed Jones)

Saeed Jones

@theferocity

They were interviewing Sir Bro of Shirtlessland WHILE HE WAS ON A BIKE?! LMAO. http://t.co/px6nhtJRRk

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
Contact Ellie Hall at ellie.hall@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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