Josiah Colt Biography — Wiki
Josiah Colt is identified as the man who was reportedly photographed hanging off the Senate balcony and then sitting in the Vice President’s chair during the riots at the US Capitol, is in custody, according to officials.
In a sworn affidavit, an FBI agent says a relative of Colt confirmed that he is the person seen in a photo sitting in a chair where Vice President Mike Pence had been minutes earlier during the session to count presidential electoral votes. The affidavit included three two photos of the man identified as Colt in the chamber.
The affidavit included three two photos of the man identified as Colt in the chamber.
Josiah Colt Age
Josiah Colt’s age is still unknown.
Josiah Colt seen hanging off Senate balcony
CBS2 News can confirm that Josiah Colt voluntarily surrendered at the Ada County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon at about 4 p.m. Before he arrived at the sheriff’s office he told CBS2 News’ Emri Moore that it was the right thing to do.
“I realize now that my actions were appropriate and I beg for forgiveness from America and my home state of Idaho.” Colt and his family have not returned repeated requests for comment from CNN.
What we know so far about Josiah Colt
It’s unclear exactly what charges Josiah Colt is facing at this hour, however, the FBI on Saturday did post a photo of Colt hanging in the chamber asking for the public’s help “identifying those who made unlawful entry.”
Colt did not talk with CBS2 as he went inside the Ada County Jail nor did his representative. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Colt is being held inside the jail on a federal US Marshal’s hold.
Before he turned himself in to authorities, Colt recorded himself inside a vehicle and apologized.
Colt is scheduled to have his first appearance before a judge Wednesday morning via videoconference.