Reed Knox Christensen biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Hillsboro, Oregon

Reed Knox Christensen is a white man from Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Reed Knox Christensen (©Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Reed Knox Christensen (©Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
  1. He previously lived in Spokane, Washington, USA and in Provo, Utah, USA. (a)
  2. He is a U.S. Army veteran who served active duty for four and a half years. (b)
  3. He has prior software experience. (b)
  4. He worked as a design engineer for Intel Corp. (b)
  5. From September 29, 2018 to May 18, 2020, he served as a director for the Washington County Republican Central Committee(c)
  6. On January 5, 2021, he flew from the Portland International Airport in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon to the Regan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, USA. (d)
  7. Wearing a grey Marmot winter parka and a red hat, 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. He is accused of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer during the riot. (b)(d)
  8. On January 7, 2021, he flew from the Regan National Airport to the Portland International Airport. (d)
  9. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complain against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on April 14, 2021. (d)
  10. At 2:20 p.m. on April 25, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at Southwest 331st Avenue and Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowing engaging in any act of physical violence against any person or property in a restricted building, willfully and knowingly engaging in an act of physical violence in the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building, committing or attempting any act to obstruct, impede or interfere with law enforcement in the lawful performance of official duties and forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate or interfere. (b)(d)
  11. On April 26, 2021, he made his first appearance in federal court in Portland, Oregon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Youlee Yim You, who ordered the removal of guns from his home, prohibited him from travelling to Washington, D.C. and required him to obtain prior approval from a federal officer if he wants to travel outside of Oregon. (b)
  12. On November 22, 2022, he was in federal court in Washington D.C. where he turned down federal prosecutors’ offer to show him all evidence they have against him in an effort to settle his case. The judge would like to hold a status conference for him on January 12, 2023 to see if they can resolve the case. Otherwise, he could go to trial in April 2023. (c)
  13. He was 64 years old when he refused to make plea bargain on November 22, 2022. (c)

(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.


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