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Man Armed With Handgun Arrested Near U.S. Capitol



A man who was armed with a handgun and 20 rounds of ammunition near the US Capitol was arrested Thursday morning, according to a police report from the Metropolitan Police Department.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police Department said that a Capitol Police officer made contact with the unidentified man when he was seen parked in the middle of the intersection near the US Capitol. He was taken into custody for having a black .9mm Sig Sauer handgun and the ammunition, CNN reports, citing police records.

The arrest comes weeks after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to stop the Senate’s confirmation of President Joe Biden. Five people, including a police officer were killed.

Security was tightened throughout DC after the January 6 insurrection and continued through last week’s presidential inauguration.