UPDATE: Gregory Yetman turned himself in to authorities Friday without incident. He will be presented in court Monday. He has been charged with obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds.
A manhunt is underway in New Jersey to find an accused Jan. 6 Capitol rioter who ran into the woods on Wednesday when officers tried to arrest him.
The FBI told News12 NJ in a statement that it is looking for Gregory Yetman,46, who is wanted in connection to the insurrection at the Capitol in Jan. 6. It’s not immediately clear what charges Yetman is facing. But he was labeled suspect #278 AFO before his identity was made public.
AFO stands for “Assault on a Federal Officer.”
Officers say they were executing an arresting warrant when Yetman fled into the woods. He is described as a white man in his 40s wearing a red jacket and a ball cap. Police say he might be armed.
The FBI is asking anyone with knowledge of Yetman’s whereabouts to contact their Newark office.
On his LinkedIn account, Yetman describes himself as an “experienced Military Police with a demonstrated history of working in the military industry.”
At the time of the insurrection, he was a military police sergeant in the New Jersey National Guard, according to USA Today. He continued to serve until he was honorably discharged in March 2022.
Yetman admitted in an interview with USA Today earlier this year that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, but insisted he did nothing wrong.