US Capitol Police Arrest Loaded Gunman at Checkpoint

US Capitol Police Arrest Loaded Gunman at Checkpoint. image: Twitter

US Capitol Police Arrest Loaded Gunman at Checkpoint.

US Capitol Police have arrested a Virginia man with fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition as he tried to get through a checkpoint in DC.

According to reports, a Virginia man has been arrested for trying to enter through a Washington DC checkpoint armed with a gun, 500 rounds of ammunition and fake credentials. Wesley Allen Beeler, from Front Royal, Virginia, was arrested Friday evening as he tried to make his way through security checkpoints in downtown DC that have been erected ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

A police report said that Beeler drove his pick-up truck to a police checkpoint at North Capitol and E Street NE close to the Capitol building which just one week ago was the site of a violent siege that left five dead. Beeler then allegedly showed officers fake inauguration credentials in an effort to get inside the perimeter.

Beeler was arrested for several offences including possessing an unregistered firearm and possessing unregistered ammunition.

Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “US Capitol Police Arrest Loaded Gunman at Checkpoint”. For more UK daily news, Spanish daily news and Global news stories, visit the Euro Weekly News home page.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Tony Winterburn

Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published.