A woman was arrested Wednesday outside the headquarters for the U.S. Capitol Police after police saw a gun case and the butt of a long gun in her vehicle, the police said. The woman, identified as Kery Lynn McAttee, is facing multiple weapons charges, the police said in a statement to CBS News.
McAttee parked in front of the building and told police she drove to Washington, D.C., from Michigan wanting to talk about “information she had about January 6, 2021,” the police said. The arrest came less than a week after officials marked the first anniversary of the insurrection.
At this time, there is no evidence the 58 year old suspect was coming here to do anything, except speak with our officers,” the police said in the statement. The department’s offices near the Capitol are also close to office buildings for the Senate and Washington’s Union Station.
An unloaded .22-caliber rifle, a loaded .410-caliber shotgun and an unloaded .50-caliber muzzleloader, a type of gun loaded through the open end of the barrel, were found in her vehicle along with ammunition, the police said.
McAttee was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of unregistered ammunition, unlawful possession or transportation of a semi-automatic rifle and unlawful possession of a firearm, the police said. In an interview with officers, McAttee admitted to “voluntarily transporting all of her ammunition and weapons unlocked, unsecured, and one loaded in her truck from Michigan to Washington, D.C.,” the charging documents said.
According to the charging documents, McAttee had previously been convicted of felonies in 1989 and 1991.