(RoyalPatriot.com )- U.S. Capitol Police made sudden arrests last week detaining three people and arresting one on weapons charges in connection to an ongoing investigation of a suspicious vehicle on Capitol Street near the Supreme Court, according to Newsmax. Capitol Police arrested the man on weapon charges after he admitted to having them in a small white van.
A K-9 allegedly “hit” on the vehicle as well. The driver, another man, and woman, who were from Georgia, were all detained during the search and two handgun and shotgun were discovered inside by officers.
“The individuals told our investigators they were here to deliver documents to the U.S. Supreme Court,” according to the police press release.
The driver was identified as 80-year-old Tony H. Payne. He was arrested on charges of Unregistered Firearm, Unregistered Ammunition, and Carrying a Pistol without a License. The other two passengers were detained but not arrested.
Despite firearms being prohibited from Capitol grounds, dozens are arresting each year for violating the law. In June, a 55-year-old man was arrested by Capitol Police after he brandished a fake badge that “Department of the Interpol” outside the Capitol, according to the outlet.
Jerome Felipe, a retired New York police officer, who told authorities that he was a criminal investigator, was taken into custody and officers discovered the man had body armor, a BB gun, high-capacity magazines, and other ammunition inside his 2017 Dodge Charger outside Peace Circle.
Felipe has been charged with unlawful possession of high-capacity magazines and unregistered ammunition, Capitol Police stated.
Capitol Police also arrested 181 abortion activists that month for blocking First Street ad Constitution Avenue outside the Senate office building. Capitol Police allege that they gave the protestors second and third warnings before conducting arrests of the unlawful protestors.
The protestors were against the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.