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FBI Arrests Kevin Galetto Of Westminster In Connection With Jan. 6 Attack On US Capitol

WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) — A 61-year-old Westminster man was arrested at his home Friday in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Kevin Galetto was arrested just after 6 a.m. while federal agents executed a search warrant at his home, according to FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jason Dalton.

Officer body cams captured images of a man later identified by Customs and Border Protection as Galetto on the day of the Jan. 6 attack on the capitol. Federal prosecutors say Galetto was one of the first Trump supporters to enter the Lower West Terrace tunnel entrance to the capitol building, and was recorded pushing against officers' riot shields, losing his black Trump baseball cap in the process.

Prosecutors said an officer was injured after his helmet was knocked off and he was hit twice with an unknown object.

A statement from the Department of Justice says Galetto was later heard shouting to other Trump supporters in the crowd "more people!" an apparent summons for more rioters to get through the police line in the tunnel.

FBI agents from the Los Angeles field office took photographs of Galetto during a garage sale at his home in March, and matched him to the man who had been recorded during the capitol incursion, according to the Department of Justice.

Officials also said his cellphone, credit card charges and flight records link him to the area at the time of the insurrection.

Galetto made his first appearance Friday afternoon in federal court in Santa Ana.

He has been released without having to post bail and is expected to face a Washington judge next Friday via video conference.

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