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Littleton man becomes fourth Coloradan charged in U.S. Capitol riot

Patrick Montgomery is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds

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A photo allegedly showing a Littleton man inside the U.S. Senate chambers during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Screenshot)

A Littleton man is at least the fourth Coloradan facing federal charges in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Patrick Montgomery, whom court documents indicate is about 50 years old, is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to a criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., the FBI received tips that Montgomery was seen in photographs from inside the Capitol on the day of the riot that were posted on Facebook.

One Facebook commenter wrote that they were going to identify Montgomery to authorities. Montgomery replied “got nothing to hide…”

A driver’s license photo of Patrick Montgomery that was included in the federal criminal complaint filed against him. (Screenshot)

Court documents also say Montgomery also posted a photo of the U.S. Senate chambers on Facebook with the caption: “We stormed the Senate…opened those chamber door for transparency!”

MORE: Read the federal criminal complaint.

The three other Coloradans charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot include:

  • Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., who is accused of unlawfully having guns and ammunition, and threatening U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 
  • Klete Keller, a former Olympic swimmer, who is charged with knowingly entering a restricted building to impede an official government function, disorderly conduct, and obstructing law officers during the riot
  • Robert Gieswein, a 24-year-old Woodland Park man who is accused of assaulting a law enforcement officer during the riot. Authorities say he was involved with paramilitary and militia groups, including the Three Percenters, prior to the riot.

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