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Michigan woman arrested outside Capitol Police HQ with car full of guns

U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday arrested a woman who drove to agency headquarters in an SUV containing multiple guns and said she wanted to speak with officers about the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021.

The woman, identified as Kery Lynn McAttee, 58, told officers she was descended from Michigan and claimed to have information about the event.

She parked in a no-parking zone in front of the building, located less than half a mile from Capitol Hill, around 1:40 p.m.

During their conversation, a Capitol Hill police officer noticed the butt of a long gun on the back of McAttee’s Chevrolet Silverado, the agency said. McAttee later confirmed that she had guns with her.

Washington, DC, has strict gun laws that generally prohibit the possession of guns, except in certain circumstances where the gun is registered locally.

The agency said in a statement that “at this time” there was no evidence that McAttee “would come here to do anything except talk to our officers.” But the agency declined to provide more details on information it may have had, citing an open investigation.

Officers recovered ammunition from the SUV as well as an unloaded Remington .22 rifle, an unloaded Connecticut Valley Arms .50 muzzle loader, a loaded Mossberg .410 shotgun, and a Gamo pellet gun.

McAttee was arrested and charged with counts including illegal possession of a weapon, possession of unregistered ammunition, illegal possession or transport of a semi-automatic rifle and illegal possession of a firearm .

A judge released her after a brief court appearance Thursday, in which she pleaded not guilty, according to the Washington Post. Her 33-year-old son told the newspaper his mother suffered from mental illness.




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