Montana man arrested in connection with Capitol riot

Hank Muntzer's store in Dillon
Hank Muntzer's store in Dillon
Posted at 10:50 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 20:01:47-05

HELENA — Update 12:30 p.m.

According to court documents, a Dillon business owner faces felony charges in connection with allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. during the protest on Jan. 6.

Henry Phillip Muntzer, 52, was charged with unlawful entry of restricted building or grounds and disorderly conduct in federal court in Missoula. Charging documents released Thursday allege Muntzer was with the mob that forced its way into the U.S. Capitol between 2 and 4 p.m. the day Congress was meeting to certify the vote count of the Electoral College of the 2020 presidential election.

Muntzer was arrested on an FBI warrant Monday and detained in Missoula County. He is expected to be released Thursday.


A Dillon man has been arrested following his travel and alleged entry into the U.S. Capitol during pro-Trump protests on Jan. 6.

Hank Muntzer was arrested Monday by Dillon Police on a federal warrant. He was being held in the Missoula County Detention Center as of Thursday morning.

Muntzer told the Dillon Tribune on Jan. 13 he went inside the U.S. Capitol Building on the day the violent riot occurred.

Hank Muntzer of Dillon, MT
Credit: Missoula County Detention Center

The FBI has been asking for tips from the public about attendees at the rally and searching social media for potential suspects regarding the riot. Those riots left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained from the rioters.

Muntzer appeared to have also posted a video of himself at the U.S. Capitol on social media that has since been taken down. He also supplied to the Dillon Tribune a photograph of the protests outside the Capitol on Jan. 6.