Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller charged for alleged position in Capitol riots

Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller arrested


Keller was charged with knowingly coming into or remaining in any restricted constructing or grounds with out lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and obstructing regulation enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil dysfunction, in accordance with paperwork filed in US District Court in Washington, DC.

It is unclear whether or not Keller has an lawyer and whether or not he’s in custody.

Source has been unable to contact Keller for remark.

He is finest recognized for anchoring the profitable US crew within the 4×200-meter freestyle relay on the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, wherein he held off gold medalist Ian Thorpe of Australia.

Keller received 4 different medals at three Olympics, together with gold in the identical occasion in 2008 in Beijing.
Keller was seen wearing a US Olympic Team jacket as part of the mob in the Capitol on January 6.

The court docket paperwork additionally say analysis confirmed Keller was recognized by media retailers reminiscent of SwimSwam, which covers aggressive swimming.

FBI Special Agent Matthew R. Barofsky wrote in court docket paperwork that he confirmed Keller’s id by evaluating photographs he was in to his Colorado driver’s license.

The photographs from the Capitol additionally present Keller is sporting a US Olympic Team jacket and “appears to be one of the tallest individuals,” Barofsky writes in his assertion of info. Keller is 6 ft, 6 inches tall.

Correction: A earlier headline on this story incorrectly said Keller’s standing. He has been charged and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Source has not confirmed whether or not he has been arrested.

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