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Idaho man in custody after allegedly scaling facade of Senate viewing gallery in Capitol riot

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Posted at 8:40 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 12:39:45-05

A Boise, Idaho, man seen sitting on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the riot at the Capitol last week turned himself in Tuesday.

Josiah Colt turned himself in to Ada County Jail Tuesday afternoon, according to Ada County Sheriff's spokesman Patrick Orr. Colt is at the jail on a federal U.S. Marshal's hold, according to Orr.

CNN reports that Colt was the man captured in a Getty Images photo climbing down the facade of the viewing gallery in the Senate chamber and sitting in Vice President Mike Pence's chair.

The Idaho Statesman reports federal court records do not show charges being filed against Colt as of Tuesday night, but they could be filed under seal.

Five people died, including a woman who was shot by Capitol Police, according to Metro Police Chief Robert Contee. A Capitol police officer also died from injuries received during the riot. The other three people died of unknown medical emergencies.

The FBI is still looking for information that will identify some of the people involved. If you witnessed unlawful violent actions, the FBI is urging you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant by clicking here.

This article was written by Meredith Spelbring for KIVI.