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“I don’t want to be arrested for this”

  • A Republican city councilor from Connecticut admitted in an interview with NBC Connecticut that he entered the Capitol on January 6.

  • “I don't want to get arrested for this,” Gino DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut. “Hint of the day is 20/20.”

  • The FBI's New Haven, Connecticut, field office did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment

A Connecticut city councilman said in a television interview that he entered the Capitol during the riots on January 6, 2021.

In an interview with NBC Connecticut, Gino DiGiovanni, a Republican city councilman from Derby, Connecticut, admitted to being in the Capitol after cyber sleuths gave NBC Connecticut a freely available video of DiGiovanni from surveillance video on Jan. 6, NBC reported.

“I was there, I went in and, you know, I didn't damage or break anything,” DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut. “Of course, you have the pictures to prove it.”

The video shows DiGiovanni entering the Capitol through the Upper West Terrace door at around 2:38 p.m., NBC Connecticut reported.

So far, 928 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol riots. Seven people from Connecticut have been charged in connection with the insurrection.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, 21 months have passed since the attack on the Capitol in which 140 police officers were assaulted. On Friday, a former Capitol Police officer was convicted of obstructing an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack.

DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut that he “didn't see any violence” in the Capitol and that Capitol Police were at the door when he “walked in.”

“I don't want to get arrested for this,” DiGiovanni said. “Hint of the day is 20/20.”

According to NBC, the footage appears to show DiGiovanni entering the Capitol wearing a jacket with his last name on it. DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut he has not been contacted by the FBI or other law enforcement agencies about the footage.

The FBI's New Haven, Connecticut, field office did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Saturday.

“If someone calls me and says, 'Hey, Gino, we're going to arrest you for trespassing at the Capitol that day,' I have to take care of it immediately,” DiGiovanni told NBC Connecticut.

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