Jan 13, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Capitol Police arrest woman with guns who said she wanted to discuss Jan. 6

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A heavily armed woman who "wanted to talk about information she had about Jan. 6" was arrested outside Capitol Police headquarters, the department said Thursday.

Why it matters: There have been continued concerns about safety and security at the Capitol in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack and several subsequent incidents.

Driving the news: Michigan resident Kery Lynn McAttee was arrested Wednesday while parked in a no-parking zone at the USCP headquarters nearby the Capitol, the USCP said in a statement.

  • "McAttee told our officers she drove here from Michigan and wanted to talk about information she had about January 6, 2021," with an agent spotting a firearm in her car during the conversation, the statement said.
  • Police found two unloaded rifles, a loaded shotgun and a pellet gun and charged McAttee with unlawful possession and transportation of a semi-automatic rifle, possession of unregistered ammunition and three other weapons charges.
  • "At this time, there is no evidence the 58 year old suspect was coming here to do anything, except speak with our officers," the statement said.
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