U.S. police arrest, charge man armed with pistol near Capitol

U.S. police arrest, charge man armed with pistol near Capitol

The United States police said they arrested a 71-year-old man who was found with a pistol near Capitol, the U.S Congress Complex in Washington DC.

Washington DC Metropolitan Police spokesperson told Sputnik on Thursday that the septuagenarian was a  resident of the state of West Virginia.

According to the police, he was arrested near the U.S. Capitol, armed with a pistol and has been charged with unlicensed, unregistered, and unlawful possession of firearm.

“Arrested was 71-year-old Dennis Westover, of South Charleston, West Virginia,” the spokesperson said.

The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) said in a statement that the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when a man exited his vehicle near the U.S. Congress complex.

“The USCP Officer made contact with the suspect and asked if there was a gun in the vehicle, to which the suspect admitted there was a pistol in the centre console.

The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing,” the statement said.

The man is charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition, and unlawful possession of a firearm, the statement added.

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