Christopher Kuehn biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Olathe, Kansas

Christopher Charles Kuehn (©Wyandotte County Detention Center)

Christopher Charles Kuehn (©Wyandotte County Detention Center)

Christopher Charles Kuehn is a white man who has lived in various parts of the United States including California, Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas. (a)
  2. From 1999 to 2001, he lived in Beaufort, South Carolina. (b)
  3. He spent 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. (b)
  4. In 2008, he was a captain and platoon commander. (c)
  5. From 2010 to 2017, he lived in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California. (d)
  6. He is a member of the Proud Boys. (a)
  7. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps either in 2015 or in 2016, according to his father Charles Kuehne. (b)
  8. After leaving the U.S. Marine Corps, he moved to Olathe, where he took a railroad management job. (b)
  9. From May 2013 to July 2020, he worked for BNSF Railway. (e)
  10. Wearing a tan helmet, orange-tinted sunglasses, a black and tan face mask, a black jacket and tan pants while carrying a black backpack. he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. During the riot, he carried a wooden club disguised as a blue flag. (f)
  11. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with conspiracy, civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds. (f)
  12. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui signed on February 10, 2021. (f)
  13. On February 11, 2021, FBI agents and FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force members arrested him without incident. He was 48 years old when he was arrested. He was booked into the Wyandotte County Detention Center in Kansas City. (a) (g)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

9 replies »

  1. I was his 1st ex wife and you don’t know the first thing about this psychopath! May he get the full justice of the law served to him… finally.

    And before his mommy dearest hops on here to disparage anything regarding me, may she never forget I have a folder full of documents regarding her precious son.


    • Hi Dawn, myself and a ton of other marines with 3/5 STA platoon would love to help you out with the documents you have and getting Chris the real recognition he deserves. Feel free to call me at 530-990-1807. Dan Angel


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