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“Arrested was 71-year-old Dennis Westover, of South Charleston, West Virginia,” the spokesperson said.

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UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:38 PM IST

An armed resident of the state of West Virginia has been arrested near the US Capitol, Washington DC Metropolitan Police spokesperson told Sputnik on Thursday.

“Arrested was 71-year-old Dennis Westover, of South Charleston, West Virginia,” the spokesperson said.

The US Capitol Police (USCP) said in a statement that the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when a man exited his vehicle near the US Congress complex.

“The USCP Officer made contact with the suspect and asked if there was a gun in the vehicle, to which the suspect advised there was a pistol in the center console. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing,” the statement said.

The man charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition, and unlawful possession of a firearm, the statement added. (

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