Olympic Gold Medalist Identified in Footage From Capitol Hill Riots

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An Olympic gold medalist has reportedly been identified in a clip that surfaced on social media from last week’s Capitol Hill riots.

Keep scrolling to watch the incriminating footage for yourself…

As the days trickle by, more and more information is surfacing surrounding those involved in the Capitol riots last Wednesday.

Though one alleged rioter in particular has attracted attention this week, after being identified. 

This comes amid overwhelming tensions among the pro-Trump community.

Last week, on January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.

Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of “stop the steal!”

And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.

With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.

Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.

However, details surrounding the other fatalities remain unclear. “One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds,” Contee said, “which resulted in their deaths.”

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was “on our side,” and to “remain peaceful.”

“Go home, we love you, you’re very special.”
Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely, as were his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

A week has passed since the violence ensued, and people all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed.

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But now, several arrests have now taken place.

Though one particular alleged rioter has hit the headlines this week…

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After being identified as Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller.

Keller, a thirty-eight-year-old swimmer won 2 gold medals on the U.S. relay team along with Michael Phelps…

And is reported to have been identified by former teammates and coaches via social media images showing him inside the U.S. Capitol, as per The New York Times.

Keller was not seen committing any violent acts in the images in question…

Video footage posted to social media shows a man that appears to be Keller wading through a crowd of rioters who were being pushed out from the Capitol Rotunda by law enforcement, inside the building. 

The Times reports that a number of Keller’s former teammates and coaches identified him in a video posted on Twitter by a reporter from Townhall.

Keller was identifiable – according to the report – because he was wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket and that his protective facemask was not covering his face.

The video has since been shared widely around the swimming community.

Swimming news website, SwimSwam, was the first to report the news on Monday.
The site reported that Keller’s social media accounts have been taken down but that he was an “outspoken supporter” of President Donald Trump, according to his previous posts.

Keller has not made any public statements regarding his alleged involvement in last week’s riot.

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