Man arrested at Washington checkpoint with gun and 500 rounds of ammunition, police say.
The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a person on Friday after he arrived at a safety checkpoint in Washington with an unregistered handgun and greater than 500 rounds of ammunition, in keeping with a report from the town’s Metropolitan Police Division.
The person, Wesley A. Beeler, of Entrance Royal, Va., was charged with 5 crimes, together with unlawful possession of a weapon and ammunition, in keeping with the report.
Mr. Beeler had pushed to a safety checkpoint on E Road NE in Washington, the place officers discovered he had a Glock pistol, 509 rounds for the pistol and 21 shotgun shells, the report stated. That road results in an space that could be a few blocks from U.S. Capitol Police headquarters and the Capitol itself.
A spokeswoman for the Capitol Police didn’t instantly reply to inquiries concerning the arrest, and officers with the Metropolitan Police Division declined to remark past releasing the report as a result of the Capitol Police was the arresting company. Mr. Beeler couldn’t instantly be reached.
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