Robert Gieswein Biography — Wiki
Robert Gieswein is a Colorado man who raided the Capitol dressed in tactical gear as part of ‘The Three Percenters’ militia, has now been arrested. Gieswein turned himself over to authorities in Teller County on Monday evening, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office said.
He is understood to be associated with the radical militia ‘The Three Percenters’.
Robert Gieswein Age
Robert Gieswein, of Woodland Park, Colorado, is 24 years old.
Robert Gieswein arrested after FBI raid his Colorado home
Robert Gieswein is accused of assaulting a police officer and obstructing a federal proceeding during the Capitol riots. FBI officers raided a home where Gieswein was thought to be living before later arresting him.
He sprayed an unknown substance at Capitol officers trying to contain the mob who had descended on the Capitol, according to an arrest warrant. Photos from the riot appear to show Gieswein holding a baseball bat as he is surrounded by fellow protesters.
In an affidavit seen by the New York Post, an FBI agent wrote: ‘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.’
The FBI used a collection of videos and images taken of Gieswein outside and inside the Capitol, to identity, him, the affidavit states, in addition to an interview Gieswein gave to a journalist the day before the riot.
What we know so far about Robert Gieswein
The document states that Gieswein wore ‘distinctive paramilitary gear’ during the raid on January 6, including a camouflage shirt, an Army-style helmet and goggles. It also stated he wore a vest with ‘Woodland Wild Dog’ patches on it.
New from me: Prosecutors have charged an alleged Colorado militia member, Robert Gieswein, which The Daily Beast has been tracking since he appeared in photos of the riot at the Capitol. https://t.co/973jPIweeQ
— Adam Rawnsley (@arawnsley) January 18, 2021