Rioter who stormed capital in full combat gear arrested by police

24-year-old Colorado man surrendered himself over to authorities in Teller County. Robert Gieswein was part of the Capitol riots and where he was in tactical gear costume as part of ‘The Three Percenters’ militia.

As per the Teller County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday evening, Robert surrendered himself to the authorities in Teller County.  

Gieswein has been arrested under the accuse of assaulting a police officer, and reportedly also hindered a federal proceeding during the Capitol riots. 

He is likely to be linked with the radical militia ‘The Three Percenters’. Prior to his arrest FBI officers raided a home where Gieswein was expected to be residing.

As per the arrest warrant, Robert was reported to have used an unknown substance at Capitol officers who were handling the mob at the Capitol, 

Images that surfaced from the riot scene showed Robert holding a baseball bat along with his fellow protesters.  

As per New York Post, an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit-

‘Gieswein assaulted federal officers outside the Capitol; observed and encouraged rioters as they broke a window of the Capitol building; entered the building through that broken window, and then charged through the Capitol building.’ 

In the identification process, the FBI referred to various videos and images taken outside and inside the Capitol riot scene, the affidavit, an interview recorded by Gieswein before the riot, which was taken by a journalist. 

As per the document, Robert dressed in ‘distinctive paramilitary gear’ during the riots on January 6, that included a camouflage shirt, an Army-style helmet along with goggles. 

The Three Percenters, to which Robert is predicted to be related are one of the high-profile US militia groups. 

They believe that the US government is plotting to snatch the rights of U.S. citizens and that it should be held out against. 

A regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, Scott Levin mentioned to Fox 31 that, ‘[The Three Percenters] have aligned themselves to be often a protector of President Trump.

‘They have been– and are often seen– wearing military garb and carrying weapons.’ 

‘These militia movements have made their way across the United States,’ he concluded.