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Two-time gold medalist Klete Keller charged in Capitol riot – Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio 2021-01-13 19:14:18 –

(NEXSTAR) – According to court records, three-time Olympic medalist Klete Keller was indicted after showing a swimmer a video in a parliamentary riot last week.

Keller, 38, was charged in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, for intentionally invading or staying in a restricted area without obstruction of law enforcement, violent invasion, chaotic behavior, and legitimate authority. ..

SwimSam, a swimming news site, first reported Keller’s appearance in the Capitol on Monday.

The riot video appears to show a 6’6 inch Keller bearded inside the Capitol building on Wednesday. He seems to be wearing an Olympic team jacket with “USA” printed on his back and sleeves.

According to the New York Times, some former teammates and coaches recognized Keller in the footage, and few were surprised at his presence in the riots. His currently deleted social media account contained a message in favor of Trump.

The 38-year-old won medals in the 400m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relays at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. He was a teammate of Olympic athlete Michael Phelps.

so statement On Wednesday, US Olympic CEO Sarah Hirschland condemned the violence in the Capitol, saying the riot “does not represent the value of the United States or Team USA.”

“What happened in Washington, DC was when the criteria were clearly not met,” she said, saying that Team USA athletes were “maintained at a very high standard.”

In an interview with NBC Sports in 2014, Keller said he regrets being “focused on swimming.”

“I should have spent more time thinking about what I was doing after my career and swimming,” he said.

“You’re done, and you’re” Oh God, what do you know? ”

He said he had some “bitterness” towards himself and the sport.

The FBI is seeking public help as it continues to investigate people involved in violent breaches at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

The Washington Field Office said on Twitter that it was seeking information to “help identify individuals who are actively inciting violence in Washington, DC.”

Authorities are urging people who see illegal activity during violent protests to submit information. The FBI offers an online tips form.

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