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Politics New York GOP district leader arrested for role in Capitol riot

00:06  24 february  2021
00:06  24 february  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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A New York City man who has a leadership role in the Queens County Republican Party was arrested and charged with participation in the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol . Philip Grillo, 46, was identified by two tipsters as one of the members of the mob that invaded the Capitol that day by a Knights of Columbus jacket he was wearing, among other things, according to a statement of facts signed by an FBI agent. Grillo, whom the FBI confirmed was a member of a Queens Knights of Columbus council, is listed as being the GOP leader of the 24th Assembly District in Queens by that

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A New York Republican district leader from Queens has been arrested after photos and videos have surfaced showing him breaking into the Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: New York GOP district leader arrested for role in Capitol riot © Getty Images New York GOP district leader arrested for role in Capitol riot

Philip Grillo, a representative for Assembly District 24, was arrested on Monday after it was confirmed he was at the Capitol riot and inside the building on Jan. 6, federal prosecutors said Tuesday, according to a Gothamist report.

Grillo recorded himself in his Knights of Columbus jacket on as he walked through the Capitol halls after coming in through a broken window, court papers say.

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A 25-year-old New York man from the Hudson Valley was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at his home on Saturday after he posted photos and videos on social media placing him outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during the rampage by violent extremists. In the caption of one video, the man, Edward Jacob Lang, wrote: “I was the leader of Liberty today. His arrest comes as federal officials ramp up their search for those involved in the riot , which left five people dead. Over 70 arrests have been made across the country in relation to the riots , and at least 170 cases have been opened.

Key arrests so far from the Capitol riot . Olympic gold medalist charged for alleged role in Capitol riots 01:04. Keller, who won five Olympic swimming medals, including two relay golds, was charged January 13, according to court documents. Keller was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, according to documents filed in US District Court in Washington, DC.

The 46-year-old has been a vocal Trump supporter in his community and has called his district "Trump's Hometown District," The Daily News reported.

Grillo was among the first to get in the building and "engaged in a physical confrontation with uniformed officers at the entryway," according to court documents.

"I know him to be a very dedicated district leader in the county," Republican New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich told Gothamist. "Generally speaking I always found him to be someone who was very sensible and normal."

"If the charges against him are proven to be true then he should resign and pay the price for the crimes he allegedly committed," Ulrich added.

Grillo is set to appear in Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday.

Hundreds of people have been arrested since the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 that injured many and left five people dead.

FBI alert about possible ‘war’ against Congress reached D.C. and Capitol Police on eve of attack, deepening security questions .
A joint hearing by two Senate committees spotlighted the stark warnings issued before the Jan. 6 riot. But the alert was not flagged for top officials at either agency, according to congressional testimony Tuesday — deepening questions about the breakdowns that contributed to massive security failures on Jan. 6.

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