Klete Keller, a three-time U.S. Olympic swimmer and gold medalist, was criminally charged Wednesday with participating in the Capitol riot, where he was identified in a video showing him wearing his USA Swimming jacket.
Keller is charged with obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct, according to a complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
The 38-year-old, who has been working as a real estate broker in Colorado, won five medals in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
UPDATE: Klete Keller, an Olympic gold medal swimmer who wore his U.S. team jacket to the Capitol riot, has also been arrested https://t.co/8C6f2QHiuH
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 13, 2021
Klete Keller allegedly wore his US Olympic Team jacket to the storming of the US Capitol. https://t.co/sFAxwb3gyO
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) January 13, 2021
Klete Keller, a two-time U.S. Olympic swimming gold medalist, was apparently among a mob of rioters who violently stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to video footage. The news was first reported by the swimming news site SwimSwam. https://t.co/qVpHTJYUVz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 13, 2021