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Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller arrested

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Klete Keller, who won five Olympic swimming medals, including two relay golds, was charged Wednesday for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot last week, according to court documents.

(CNN)Klete Keller, who won five Olympic swimming medals, including two relay golds, was charged Wednesday for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot last week, according to court documents.

Keller was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, according to documents filed in US District Court in Washington, DC.

Keller won four other medals at three Olympics, including gold in the same event in 2008 in Beijing.

The court documents also say research showed Keller was identified by media outlets such as SwimSwam, which covers competitive swimming.

Barofsky wrote in court documents that he confirmed Keller's identity by comparing photos he was in to his Colorado driver's license.

The photos from the Capitol also show Keller is wearing a US Olympic Team jacket and "appears to be one of the tallest individuals," Barofsky writes in his statement of facts.

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