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Police officers among members of US far right, militia-type group Oath Keepers

Supporters of then President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol Building in Washington, on Jan 6, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - Among the hundreds found and arrested for the Jan 6 storming of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, is a 61-year-old man from a small town - population 10,782 - called Little Ferry, in New Jersey.

That day, as a crowd of Donald Trump supporters surged into the Capitol, smashing windows and battering outnumbered police, James Breheny texted friends messages like "I breached the Capitol door" and "Made it in Brother", according to the Department of Justice.

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