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Michigan girl arrested close to Capitol had loaded shotgun, and he or she sought after to speak about Jan. 6, police say

Capitol Police Officials stand at the East Plaza of the Capitol Campus because the dome of the U.S. Capitol Construction is illuminated through the emerging solar on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Capitol Police mentioned Thursday they arrested a Michigan girl on a couple of gun fees after she drove to Washington and instructed officials she sought after to speak about the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

The lady, Kery Lynn McAttee, 58, had a loaded shotgun and an unloaded .22 caliber rifle in her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado when she parked it within the “No Parking” zone in entrance of Capitol Police headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, police mentioned. The headquarters is a bit more than a half-mile from the U.S. Capitol.

“McAttee instructed our officials she drove right here from Michigan and sought after to speak about knowledge she had about Jan. 6, 2021,” police mentioned.

“All through that dialog, one among our brokers noticed a gun case and the butt of an extended gun within the Silverado,” police mentioned. “McAttee showed there have been firearms in her automobile.”

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Police mentioned they recovered a loaded Mossberg .410 caliber shotgun and a Gamo pellet gun from the truck, at the side of a Remington Nylon 66 .22 caliber rifle and a Connecticut Valley Fingers .50 caliber muzzle loader, either one of which have been unloaded.

Police mentioned lately there’s no proof that McAttee got here to the Capitol making plans “to do anything else apart from discuss with our officials.”

She is charged with illegal ownership of a weapon, ownership of unregistered ammunition, illegal ownership and transportation of a semi-automatic rifle and illegal ownership of a firearm misdemeanor.