Queens GOP leader arrested for role in Capitol riot

Queens GOP leader arrested for role in Capitol riot


The feds on Monday busted a Queens Republican district leader who climbed into the Capitol through a broken window during last month’s insurrection — after two tipsters recognized him in news footage.

Philip Grillo, 46, of Glen Oaks, Queens, was taken into custody on a felony charge at his girlfriend’s house after two people saw him on CNN and contacted the FBI, according to federal prosecutors.

He’s a state committee member for Assembly District 24 and calls himself the “Republican Messiah” on Facebook, where he refers to his neighborhood as “Trump’s Hometown District.”

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His arrest comes on the same day that the Senate is holding a hearing on the law enforcement failures of Jan. 6 riot when Trump supporters converged on the building as Congress voted to certify the election.

Surveillance footage captured Grillo enter the Capitol by jumping through a broken window, holding a megaphone, at about 2:20 p.m., court papers allege.

Philip Grillo is a state committee member

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