Newspaper article Roll Call

Capitol Police Coordinate with MPD on 911 Gun Call

Newspaper article Roll Call

Capitol Police Coordinate with MPD on 911 Gun Call

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(Hannah Hess/CQ Roll Call)

Responding to a 911 call about a man carrying a gun in his waistband near the Russell Senate Office Building, Capitol Police briefly stopped a retired officer from another law enforcement agency Thursday afternoon. After the officer's credentials were verified, he was released, according to the department.

Around 4 p.m., with the House debating the rule for contentious trade legislation, the Senate focused on amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act and many members looking ahead to the annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, vehicles from the Metropolitan Police Department and Capitol Police converged on Upper Senate Park.

The retired officer was picked up by Capitol Police near the Robert A. Taft Memorial, after a 911 caller reported seeing a black male with a gun in the waistband of his shorts at 400 Delaware Ave. NE, according to a source with knowledge of the incident.

Capitol Police patrol units monitoring MPD radio traffic heard the dispatch and located the man. …

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