MONROE, New Jersey — The FBI’s manhunt for Gregory Yetman, a New Jersey man wanted in connection with theended when he surrendered to authorities on Friday.
Police said Yetman, 47, turned himself in without incident to the Monroe Township Police Department and was in FBI custody. He is due to make his first court appearance on Monday.
Authorities say Yetman fled his home in Helmetta on Wednesday when FBI agents arrived to serve him with a federal arrest warrant. Police said he jumped a fence, then ran toward the railroad tracks and into a wooded area.
Armed FBI agents wearing camouflage, members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and search dogs were later seen outside a community center in Helmeta for several hours.
“The FBI was confident he remained on scene, so it was refreshing this morning to receive a report that he surrendered to the Monroe Township Police Department without incident,” said Helmetta Mayor Christopher Slavicek.
Yetman was unarmed when he arrived at the police station, FBI officials said.
“I’m glad it’s over,” Helmetta resident Matt Garbowski said. “The helicopters left. It was pretty boring, and just a general feeling of unease.”
“I think we were a little scared. I work for a school, so we were just a little hesitant about letting the kids out,” Spotswood resident Lynn Marfitt said.
The FBI had released photos that the agency says show Yetman at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, when hundreds of people stormed the complex.
At the time, Yetman was a military police sergeant in the New Jersey National Guard, authorities said. The New Jersey National Guard confirmed he served for approximately 12 years until March 2022.
Yetman was charged with a range of criminal offenses, including assaulting police officers, obstructing law enforcement during civil disorder, entering a restricted area and engaging in physical violence.
The FBI said Yetman refused to receive medical treatment at the time of his surrender. CBS New York has not received any comment from Yetman or his family.