7 charged with federal crimes after Portland riots

2020 Protests

Only 4 of the 7 are from the Portland metro area

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Seven people arrested during weekend riots in Portland made their first court appearance Monday on a variery of federal charges.

Only 4 of the 7 are from the Portland area: Rowan Olsen, 19, AndrewSteven Faulkner, 24, Christopher Fellini, 31 and 28-year-old Cody Porter.

The others are Shant Singh Ahuja, 28, from Oceanside, California; Gretchen Margaret Blank, 29, from Seattle; and Taimaine Jame Teo, 24, from Eugene.

Authorities said they were arrested for events that took place between July 2 and the early hours of July 6.

Olsen — who authorities said gave them a false name of Kiefer Alan Moore and a false date of birth (said he was 24) at the time he was arrested — charged with disorderly conduct, creating a hazard on federal property, and failing to obey a lawful order. He allegedly pushed and held a glass door at the Hatfield Courthouse closed, which kept officers inside and shattered the door. After the door was broken, officials said, a mortar came into the courthouse and exploded near the officers.

Ahuja is accused of destroying a closed-circuit video camera on the outside of the federal courthouse. Blank allegedly assaulted a federal office with a shield.

Faulkner, Fellini, Porter and Teo allegedly used high intensity laser to assault federal officers. Faulkner also had a sheathed machete at the time of his arrest, authorities said.

The investigation by the US Marshals, the FBI, ATFE, Federal Protective Service, Customs and Border Protections and Homeland Security continues.

These 7 people — Rowan Olsen, Gretchen Margaret Blank, Christopher Fellini, Cody Porter, Taimane Jame Teo, Andrew Steven Faulkner, Shant Singh Ahuja — face federal charges related to riots in Portland in July 2020 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

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