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Queens Republican district leader arrested for taking part in Capitol siege: feds

Added 02-23-21 12:13:02pm EST - “Phillip Grillo, 46, was arrested by the FBI on Monday and was charged for storming the halls of congress during the Trump-incited siege that left numerous police officers and rioters dead.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Queens Republican district leader arrested for taking part in Capitol siege: feds”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Republican Queens district leader was arrested for taking part in the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Phillip Grillo, 46, was arrested by the FBI on Monday and was charged for storming the halls of congress during the Trump-incited siege that left a police officer and several rioters dead.

Grillo, a Queens district leader in the 24th District, is a vocal Trump supporter. He wore a Trump pin in photos and called the district he led “Trump’s Hometown District” on his Facebook.

His shocked mother heard about the news of her son’s arrest on a phone call with the Daily News Tuesday.

“I’m his mother. I don’t know anything about this,” Eileen Grillo told The News. “I couldn’t get in contact with him I knew something was wrong.”

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