WOODLAND PARK, Colorado (CBS4) – According to federal officials, 24-year-old Robert Gieswein from Woodland Park turned around late Monday afternoon in connection with the January 6th Uprising in the U.S. Capitol. According to the affidavit, Gieswein “attacked and intimidated” US Capitol officers with a baseball bat and a temporary barrier and sprayed an officer with something from a canister.
Robert Gieswein has turned into Teller County Jail. He will be handed over to the federal authorities according to her arrest warrant. #gieswein #USCapitolTerroristAttack pic.twitter.com/sMs9yme7Tc
– Cdr. Greg Couch, PIO (@TCSOPIO) January 19, 2021
Gieswein is just the youngest person with Colorado connections on federal charges. He lived in Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, and Florissant, according to public records.
The neighbors of a RV park in Woodland Park recorded a security camera video showing the FBI trying to locate him.
Gieswein faces multiple charges, including assaulting a federal official, destroying state property, entering a restricted area, and disrupting Congress.
Investigators say photos and videos show Gieswein in the group who broke a window to enter the Capitol.
Gieswein wore a tactical military-style vest, helmet and goggles – and was holding a baseball bat. On the vest there is a patch for the “Woodland Wild Dogs”, a private paramilitary training group that he leads according to an affidavit.
Gieswein was interviewed in a news documentary entitled “Storming the Capitol: The Inside Story”. In it he says, “What we have to do is we have to get the corrupt politicians who have been in office for 50 to 60 years, destroy our land and sell it to the Middle East and Israel, out of the office and they have to be locked up. “
When asked what his message to Congress was, he said, “That you have to get the corrupt politicians out of office, Pelosi, the Clintons all, every one of them. Biden, Kamala. They completely destroyed our land and sold it to the Rothschilds and Rockefellers. “
Investigators say Geiswein appears to be linked to a radical militia group known as the Three Percent.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, “three percent (also known as 3% er, III% ers, and Threepers) are anti-government extremists who are part of the militia movement.” Level-up to adopt government-imposed restrictions and bans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protests against social justice.
Scott Levin of the Anti-Defamation League is aware of them.
“It is based on a misnomer that only three percent of the population stood up to the British at the time of the revolution,” Levin told CBS4’s Rick Sallinger.
According to the affidavit, several photos on his Facebook page show Gieswein blinking hand signals, commonly used by the group, and posing in front of the flag.
It is believed that the three percent were just one group that participated in the attack on the Capitol.
“In general, they opposed tyranny, the restriction of their freedom and, moreover, their rights under the second amendment to the constitution.”
Gieswein’s social media pages are full of guns.