November 7, 2023

USA: Man Arrested By Capitol Police Today After After Openly Carrying Long Gun Near Senate. Two 20yo's Arrested Yesterday After Crashing Stolen Car Into Capitol Complex. Illegal Guns Siezed.


ABC News published November 7, 2023: Man arrested with gun at park near U.S. Capitol. A man with a gun has been arrested in a park near the U.S. Capitol, according to Capitol Police. ABC News' Jay O'Brien has the latest from Capitol Hill.
Forbes Breaking News published November 7, 2023: BREAKING NEWS: Man Arrested By Capitol Police After Openly Carrying Long Gun Near Senate. A young man was arrested by Capital Police today after he was spotted walking down the street near the US Senate brandishing a long gun.
Forbes Breaking News published November 7, 2023: The Capitol Police placed a suspect in an ambulance after he was arrested for reportedly openly carrying a long gun outside of the US Senate.
Fox News published November 7, 2023: Capitol police arrest man holding a gun outside Senate building. FOX News' Mark Meredith reports.

NBC News
written by Frank Thorp V and Summer Concepcion
Tuesday November 7, 2023

A man with a rifle was arrested in a park near Senate office buildings across from Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Capitol Police, which said there is no reason to believe there is an ongoing threat.

The Capitol Police said In a post to X, formerly known as Twitter, that the suspect was in custody and it had searched the park and would go through the man’s belongings “out of an abundance of caution.”

The suspect was arrested after Capitol Police received a call about a man with a gun. One police officer said the man had “an AR-15.”

Speaking to reporters outside of the Capitol, a police lieutenant said, “There was an individual that had — was called out to have a gun, and our officers responded quickly got him into custody. And there’s no further threat at this time.”

The exact type of weapon the suspect had was unclear, but radio traffic had initially described the weapon as a long gun, the lieutenant said.

Officers were seen sprinting to the Capitol and reporters followed, some of whom were not allowed to leave. One witness described the suspect as a tall Black man wearing an orange jumpsuit who was tased by police.

More than half a dozen law enforcement vehicles responded to the scene, and an ambulance took a person matching the description provided by witnesses away from the area, which had been blocked off with yellow caution tape.

FOX 5 Washington DC published November 6, 2023: Illegal guns seized, 2 suspects arrested after crashing stolen car into Capitol complex: police. U.S. Capitol Police arrested two suspects in the early morning hours Sunday after they crashed a car into a Capitol complex barrier and tried to flee the scene armed with a gun.
NBC4 News, Washington D.C. local
written by Mauricio Casillas, News4 Reporter
Tuesday November 7, 2023

A man with a modified gun was arrested Sunday after a car crashed into a barrier near the U.S. Capitol, police say. Court documents show he was out of jail on supervised release after a previous gun charge.

In a story you’ll see only on News4, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger pointed to a larger problem.

A Capitol Police officer noticed the driver of a white Infiniti idling at a green light along Massachusetts Avenue NE near Union Station just after 2 a.m. Sunday. The officer tried to pull over the driver, suspecting he might be impaired. But the driver sped off and crashed into a Capitol complex barrier.

The driver and passenger ran away but were eventually caught. In the process, Capitol police say they seized two modified guns: one with an extended magazine and the other with what’s known as a giggle switch. Installed on a gun, it “pretty much makes it an automatic weapon,” Manger said.

The suspects were identified as Ricardo Glass and Onosetale Okojie, both 20. They face multiple charges, including unlawful possession of a machine gun and possession of a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device.

In August 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office indicted Glass, charging him with possession of a machine gun. Included in the filings against him were screenshots from YouTube videos in which prosecutors say Glass bragged about the weapons.

Court documents show Glass pleaded guilty in December 2022 and was sentenced to 24 months.

But due to time already served, he was out on supervised release by the time he was arrested again on Sunday.

“It is concerning when you’ve got folks who have been arrested before for pretty much the same thing, where they have had weapons taken off of them in the past,” Manger said.

The Capitol Police chief said he’s concerned about crime and the District and that all facets of law enforcement need to work together.

“It’s not just about what the police do. It’s about what the courts do, what corrections do, what judges do, what prosecutors do. I think all of us have a role to look at what we’re doing. Are there some things that we can put into place to help keep our communities safer?” Manger said.

Capitol Police say they have seized more than 30 guns so far this year. Last year, they seized more than 40.

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