A woman was arrested Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol headquarters after multiple firearms including a loaded shotgun were found in her truck. But the woman was allegedly not there to cause any violence, she just “wanted to talk” police said, according to The Washington Post. The headquarters is a little more than a half-mile from the U.S. Capitol.
Identified as Kery Lynn McAttee, the 58-year-old Michigan woman told Capitol Police she drove from Michigan because she had information regarding the Jan. 6 riot she wanted to discuss. The woman had parked her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado in a no-parking zone in front of the department headquarters to talk to officers. That’s when an officer noticed a firearm in her vehicle.
“During that conversation, one of our Agents spotted a gun case and the butt of a long gun in the Silverado,” the department said in a press release Thursday. “McAttee confirmed there were firearms in her vehicle.”
According to police, she had an unloaded .22 caliber rifle, an unloaded .50 caliber muzzleloader, a loaded .410 caliber shotgun, and a pellet gun.
“At this time, there is no evidence the 58-year-old suspect was coming here to do anything, except speak with our officers,” police said in the press release. “We cannot provide the details of that conversation because they are now part of an open investigation.”
U.S. Capitol Police confirmed Thursday that McAttee has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of unregistered ammunition, unlawful possession and/or transportation of a semi-automatic rifle, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
At this time it is not clear if she has an attorney.
The incident comes a week after the one-year anniversary of the horrific attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol. Last year in August another suspect was arrested in the area after he was suspected of initiating a bomb threat, The Independent reported.
Had McAttee been a person of color I am sure the situation would be completely different. No one who just wants to “talk” shows up to the Capitol fully armed that too with more than one firearm.
Until further information is released what exactly McAttee’s intentions were will remain unclear. Who knows maybe police officials are limiting the spread of information in order to handle the situation and not increase fear already present.
Why do you think she showed up at Capitol Police headquarters?
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