Arrested was 71 year-old Dennis Westover, of South Charleston, West Virginia,” the spokesperson said.
The US Capitol Police (USCP) said in a statement that the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when a man exited his vehicle near the US Congress complex.
“The USCP Officer made contact with the suspect and asked if there was a gun in the vehicle, to which the suspect advised there was a pistol in the center console. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing,” the statement said.
The man charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition, and unlawful possession of a firearm, the statement added.
According to arrest court documents Dennis Westover also had his birth certificate and will in the car plus “Stop the Steal paperwork that had a list of Senators and Representatives.
On January 27, 2021, at approximately 1:35 p.m., a United States Capitol Police Officer observed a vehicle parallel parked in the middle of the intersection of Second Street and Washington Avenue, SW.
The Suspect had exited the vehicle and walked north in the roadway of the 100 block of Washington Avenue, SW. The USCP Officer made contact with the Suspect and asked if there was a gun in the vehicle, to which the Suspect advised there was a pistol in the center console. The Suspect was placed under arrest and transported to Headquarters for processing.
The 71-year-old male Suspect has been charged with Carrying a Pistol without a License (CPWOL), Possession of Unregistered Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm-Misd.