My1sttoday: Virginia man arrested at DC checkpoint carrying a gun loaded with 500 rounds and unauthorized’ inauguration credential, according to the authorities.
The report we obtained from the Metropolitan Police, the man was identified as Wesley A. Beeler of Front Royal, Va. Beeler presented a legitimate credential, however it didn’t grant him access to the restricted area he was aiming to enter.
He was denied passage through the checkpoint, located half a mile from the Capitol at North Capitol Street and E Street Northwest, after the credentials were checked against an approved access list, according to The New York Times.
NBC 4 reported that the man’s white Ford 150 truck was adorned with gun-related bumper stickers including two that read “Assault Life” and “If they come for your guns, Give ‘Em your bullets first.”
After a search of the vehicle, police located a loaded Glock 9MM pistol, 509 rounds of ammunition, a 17-round Glock magazine and 21 12-guage shotgun shells, according to the police report.
Beeler admitted he had the pistol when asked by police, according to NBC 4.
Beeler was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police and is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing an unregistered firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, according to court documents.
The U.S. Capitol Police did not immediately respond to The Hill’s requests for comment.
The report of the arrest comes as D.C. has strictly put various security measures ahead of the 46th President Joe Biden’s inauguration.