On Thursday, an employee wandered around the U.S. Congress grounds with a pistol in his bag without fear, before finally being arrested, Capitol police said.
At 7.40am on Thursday (12.30pm GMT), officers “found a gun in their X-ray scanner,” they said in a statement.
Its owner was “found and arrested four minutes later,” they say.
The 57-year-old, who works at Capitol, told police he left his gun in his bag.
Anyone entering the Congress grounds is expected to show a white foot and cross the security gate with an X-ray scanner.
Just hours before Joe Biden left for the Capitol
An investigation is underway to shed light on this security breach and to understand why this person was not arrested once he crossed the country.
Capitol police have been on the offensive since thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed a seat in the U.S. Congress on January 6 and tried to prevent elected officials from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
In particular, Joe Biden’s body was laid to rest in Rotunda, the seat of the U.S. House of Representatives, just hours before he was due to travel to the Capitol for a tribute to the late Senator Bob Dole.
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