Gregory Yetman, a suspect in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol, escaped from Helmetta when authorities tried to serve him with a warrant. The FBI and Jamesburg police are still looking for him.
The FBI is among the cops on the ground, and helicopters are hovering overhead as the search for Gregory Yetman goes on. The town of Helmetta in Middlesex County had to close Main Street for several hours as law police focused on a single residence.
Authorities stated that Yetman fled into a forested area on Wednesday morning when they tried to serve him with a warrant at his Helmetta home, sparking the start of the manhunt. With more police in the vicinity, the hunt went on long into Wednesday night.
One neighbour remarked, “It was scary and I’m still, you can see, on edge.”
The individual, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that the disturbance started on Wednesday at roughly 6:30 a.m.
“I notice two guys with assault guns here when I glance outside. Two across that. Two across that. They may be found everywhere. I took a short stroll outside. I queried the policeman. “Go inside, he said,” the neighbour uttered. We’re scared because we don’t really know what’s going on. When it occurs in your own backyard, it may be rather frightening.
Spotswood Public Schools remained closed on Wednesday, but children were not in class.
“When we didn’t know why the town was under lockdown, it was frightening at first,” resident Ginny Werner remarked.
The Helmetta Community Centre was designated as the command post. According to Mayor Chris Slavicek, the FBI is committed to finding Yetman.
“Always err on the side of caution and speak up if you see or hear something. Above all, law enforcement has told me that we are secure at this time, and I take great pride in knowing that our town is safe,” Slavicek stated.
A spokesman for the New Jersey National Guard confirmed that Yetman was a military police sergeant in the New Jersey Army National Guard at the time of the Capitol incident. According to the spokeswoman, he was honorably dismissed from the New Jersey Army National Guard in March 2022 after serving there for around 12 years.