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The Latest: Man Arrested With Handgun, Ammo At Checkpoint

The Latest: Man Arrested With Handgun, Ammo At Checkpoint

The Latest on the fallout and increased security efforts after the attack of the U.S. Capitol by proTrump loyalists (all times local):

WASHINGTON: The Latest on the fallout and increased security efforts after the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington set up ahead of President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration.

Wesley Allen Beeler was charged with carrying a pistol without a license after being stopped at the checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

Court documents say Beeler approached the checkpoint but did not have a valid credential for that area. An officer noticed he had firearms-related stickers on his vehicle and asked him if he had any weapons inside.

The papers say Beeler told the officers he had a handgun under the armrest and police detained him at the scene. They searched his car and found a high-capacity magazine in the 9mm handgun, along with more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle. Authorities said he didnt have a license to carry the gun in Washington.

His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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first published:January 17, 2021, 03:33 IST