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.

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He is a Miami Dolphins fan.

Matt Vasilogambros

@MattVas

Bro witness

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He is from New Zealand.

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

Jacob Fischler

@ItsFischy

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

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His name is Matthew Jacobs.

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

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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He is 26 years old.

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

bendepear

@bendepear

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

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

His friends just described him as "a fuckhead"

Ben Jacobs

@Bencjacobs

His friends just described him as "a fuckhead"

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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

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

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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

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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He already has fans.

Alex Alvarez

@soalexgoes

Mrs. Gordon Levitt von Browitness

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Obsessed with the bro witness and his cap.

Alex Alvarez

@soalexgoes

Obsessed with the bro witness and his cap.

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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

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.

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

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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