Video appears to show ex-Olympian at Capitol siege
Klete Keller, a two-time U.S. Olympic swimming gold medalist, was identified by former teammates and coaches as being among the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, NYT reports.
Driving the news: Keller was charged with three federal crimes on Wednesday, including obstructing law enforcement and disorderly conduct, after infiltrating the Capitol during theviolent protests in Washington.
- Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, where he anchored the 4x200 freestyle.
- In 2004 in Athens, he famously held off Australia's Ian Thorpe to help his team — which featured Michael Phelps — win gold.
Watch: A video posted on Twitter appears to show the 6-foot-6-inch Keller towering over a crowd that was pushing and shoving police officers.
The backdrop: Keller, 38, was an outspoken supporter of President Trump according to his social media accounts, which have since been deleted.
- Keller had worked in recent years as a real estate agent in Colorado Springs.
- In 2018, he revealed that he was "homeless" and living out of his car.