Police Arrest Man Found With Guns in Vehicle Near U.S. Capitol
An anti-government activist was arrested Sunday morning after police found him carrying a loaded Glock in his car parked in the Capitol’s parking garage.
Police said Patrick Dorismond, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle — a felony, and on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
He is being held at the Capitol Police Department’s headquarters at 7th and Pennsylvania streets.
A Capitol Police officer observed a man with a gun, who had entered the garage at about 6:15 a.m., on security cameras, according to police. The man was taken into custody and taken to jail.
Capitol Police said Dorismond was known to security officers and had been arrested previously by them.
According to police, Dorismond was “known to traffic in firearms, including a Glock 9mm handgun that was found in his possession earlier this morning during an unrelated law-enforcement operation.”
It is not clear, from the video, exactly how Dorismond entered the Capitol. He has been described as a “concerned citizen” at the U.S. Capitol and a supporter of the Republican National Committee.
“This is the second time in recent months that a member of the public has possessed weapons in the Capitol. We will continue to closely monitor Capitol Police enforcement activities,” said U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine in a statement late Sunday night.
During the previous incident, a man was arrested in late April. On Saturday, the Capitol Police posted a video of an arrest involving another person who had been found in possession of a handgun and ammunition, but then cleared the weapon.
According to police, Dorismond was not arrested Sunday because he did not live at the Capitol. If he had lived there, the police would have arrested him.
The National Press Photographers Association and the Associated Press did not immediately respond to requests