The Queens Daily Eagle reports:
A Republican district leader from Queens was arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
FBI agents arrested Philip Grillo, a former candidate in the special election for Queens Council District 24, at his girlfriend’s home in Glen Oaks after identifying him by a Knights of Columbus jacket he was wearing inside the Capitol, prosecutors said.
Grillo, 46, goes by “The Republican Messiah” on Facebook and lives in Glen Oaks. He is a district leader in Assembly District 24, which he identifies as “President Trumps Hometown District” on his Facebook page.
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The feds identified the latest Capitol defendant because he wore his Knights of Columbus jacket to the insurrection. pic.twitter.com/Eie7rAOhNy
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