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Salvatore Vassallo biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Toms River, New Jersey


Salvatore T. Vassallo is from Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Aside from Toms River, he has lived in other parts of New Jersey including Ocean, Waretown and Brick.

Vassallo attended Toms River High School South in Toms River. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. From September 2009 to March 2011, he worked at TD Bank in Lakewood, Ocean County as a customer service representative.
  2. In 2011, he earned his associate’s degree in liberal arts from Ocean County College in Toms River. In the same year, he received his certification as a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and worked at Work Out World in East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey as a personal fitness trainer.
  3. From January 2012 to August 2012, he worked at Graham Fitness in Colonia, Middlesex County as a personal trainer.
  4. In May 2013, he trained at CDM Institute in Wayne, Passaic County, New Jersey as a clinical medical assistant.
  5. In December 2014, he earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Middlesex County.
  6. On February 28, 2017, he and Rosa Vassallo sold their house in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA for $1,120,000.
  7. On June 6, 2017, he bought a new house in Brooklyn for $770,000.
  8. Wearing a camo baseball hat with white lettering, a black and white bandana around his neck, a gray backpack and gray pants, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. During the riot, he charged at a Metropolitan Police Department officer Mark Eveland who was in the process of assisting other officers. 
  9. On September 22, 2021, he and Denise Vassallo sold their house in Toms River for $512,000.
  10. On November 12, 2021, he and Denise bought a new house in Toms River for $285,000.
  11. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on September 12, 2022.
  12. On September 14, 2022, he was arrested in Toms River. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with two felony charges, which are assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers with a dangerous weapon and interfering with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder, and five misdemeanor offenses namely entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds; act of disorderly conduct in the capitol grounds or buildings and act of physical violence in the capitol grounds or buildings.
  13. He was 59 years old when he was arrested on September 14, 2022. He made his initial appearance in New Jersey and was released pending further proceedings in Washington, D.C.

If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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