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Police have arrested 16 people with firearms near or on Capitol grounds in the past year

US Capitol Police have arrested a 16th person this year for unlawfully carrying a firearm on or near the Capitol, according to reports.

A large number of gun-related arrests have taken place at the Capitol since the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, CBS News reported, obtaining a series of police reports.

Most recently, police arrested a female driver with an unregistered firearm and ammunition in the car near the Senate on Wednesday evening, according to the official police report.

The woman, identified as 58-year-old Kery Lynn McAttee, reportedly stopped at a ‘No Parking’ zone outside the United States Capitol Police Headquarters before approaching police to offer them information she said she had about the insurgency.

“One of our officers located a gun holster and the butt of a long gun in the Silverado. McAttee confirmed that there were firearms in his vehicle,” police confirmed in the report.

Police have not yet released details of the conversation with the woman as she is now part of an open investigation.

“There is no evidence that the 58-year-old suspect came here to do anything except speak with our officers,” the report said.

The woman is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of unregistered ammunition, unlawful possession/transportation of a semi-automatic rifle, and unlawful possession of a firearm. She is due in court on Friday afternoon.

Firearms and weapons are prohibited on the grounds of the United States Capitol. A number of people who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2020 were carrying guns. Open carry firearms are illegal in Washington DC and all concealed weapons must be registered with the district. Possession of ammunition is illegal without a registered firearm.

Hundreds of people are accused of taking part in the Capitol Riots in which a mob descended on the meeting place of the United States Congress. Congress was forced to stop counting votes in the 2020 election.

President Biden has since said the storming of the Capitol was an attempt to undo American democracy. On the anniversary of the riot, the president addressed a speech to Donald Trump: “For the first time in our history, a president has not just lost an election. He tried to prevent the transfer peace of power as a violent mob reached the Capitol,” he said.


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