November 10, 2023

Brownsburg man arrested for attacking officers on Jan. 6

Koen, circled in red on the right, captured in footage wrestling a barricade from an officer's hands.  - Via Statement of Facts document from Unites States Attorney's office.

Koen, circled in red on the right, captured in footage wrestling a barricade from an officer's hands.

Via Statement of Facts document from Unites States Attorney's office.

A man from Brownsburg, Indiana was arrested Thursday on felony charges, including assaulting law enforcement officers, during the U.S. Capitol breach on Jan. 6, 2021.

Troy Allen Koen, 53, is charged in the District of Columbia with felony offenses of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, destruction of government property, and obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder.

Koen is also charged with several misdemeanors, including knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, and more.

Court documents allege that Koen marched to the Capitol on January 6th where he eventually got to the front of a large crowd of rioters. He then started several violent struggles when he and other rioters forcibly removed barriers set up by police. In one of these struggles, an officer was knocked forward and dragged down to the ground.

After police retreated and barricaded themselves in the Lower West Terrace Tunnel, the group along with Koen flooded the tunnel. Koen wielded a large, white pole with two flags attached; one said “Trump 2020” and the other was a confederate flag.

The flagpole was used to smash glass doors the police were barricaded behind, allowing rioters to open the doors. Koen then used the poles to jab into the police line, then left the tunnel.

Koen was arrested in Indianapolis on November 9th. He was expected to make his initial appearance in the Southern District of Indiana the same day. At the time of publication, Koen does not have an attorney listed and could not be reached for comment.

Since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 1,200 people have been charged in all 50 states for crimes related to the U.S. Capitol breach.

Support independent journalism today. You rely on WFYI to stay informed, and we depend on you to make our work possible. Donate to power our nonprofit reporting today. Give now.

 

Related News

WWE, Indiana Sports Corp. teaming to bring Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and WrestleMania to Indianapolis
Millions baking across the US as heat prolongs misery with little relief expected
Fatal crash review team takes a deep look at dangerous intersections