U.S. Federal Criminal Police FBI has arrested two-time Olympic swimming champion Klete Keller, according to Reuters.
Keller, 38, is suspected of involvement in the conquest of the U.S. Capitol last week.
Supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the building in the middle of confirming the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Five people died during the conquest.
One of the victims was the police.
According to the New York Times, Keller is charged with three crimes: disruption of government, bullying, and illegal intrusion into the Capitol.
According to the FBI agent who investigated the case, Keller was first identified from the video filmed of the seizure.
The nearly two-meter ex-athlete did not hide his identity: he was wearing the jacket of the US Olympic team.
According to the agent, Keller’s involvement in Capitol events was later confirmed from other videos and articles written about the case.
The agent had also compared the pictures taken at the Capitol to Keller’s driver’s license image.
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Keller lost his job with the incident.
Hoff & Leigh, a Colorado real estate firm that has been employing him for three years, said Keller left the company on Tuesday night.
Hoff & Leigh issued a short press release stating that the company believes in freedom of speech and the right to demonstrate, but strongly condemns the lawlessness.
Keller is a well-known supporter of President Trump, who often published messages in support of Trump on social media.
Now, though, Keller has removed his sometime.
The strong freestyle swimmer Keller participated in three Summer Olympics in his career.
As part of the U.S. team, he won gold in the 4x200m freestyle post in both Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.
According to news agency AFP, Keller’s life went downhill after a sports career.
Her marriage ended in divorce and she was fired from several different jobs.
Keller was homeless for a while and slept his night in his car.
Born: March 21, 1982 in Las Vegas.
Length / weight: 198 cm / 97 kg.
Achievements: 4x200m freestyle Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008 and Olympic silver in 2000. Personal Olympic bronze in the 400m freestyle 2000 and 2004. Five long track World Championship medals (2 gold medals).