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Woman posing as police officer and another armed man arrested in Washington

There are extreme security measures in Washington.


Authorities in Washington DC this weekend arrested a woman posing as a police officer and a second armed man near the Capitol, after detaining another on Friday, who said he had been lost.

The Washington Post reported this Sunday of the two new arrests in the center of the American capital, turned into an armored fortress against the risk of new armed attacks in the days before the inauguration on Wednesday of the president-elect of the USA, Joe Biden.

However, for now it has not been confirmed that any of the three detainees had a clear intention to provoke new episodes of violence in the capital or who were radical supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, such as those who stormed the Capitol on the 6th.

The last man arrested, identified as Guy Berry, was carrying a Glock 22 pistol, three high-capacity magazines and 37 rounds of unregistered ammunition, according to Washington Police, the Post said.

Berry walked early Sunday morning down Massachusetts Avenue, less than a mile (from the Capitol, with his gun “clearly visible” in a holster, according to police.

In the District of Columbia, where Washington is located, it is prohibited to carry weapons in public if they are not concealed; and Berry was arrested for carrying an unlicensed pistol, possessing high-capacity magazines, and having unregistered ammunition.

The other detainees

The day before, on Saturday morning, a woman was detained at one of the access points to the wide fenced perimeter that covers all of downtown Washington, in her case, very close to the Capitol.

The woman, who has not been identified, said she was a security agent and presented the agents with a pocket medallion sometimes owned by military commanders.

The suspect tried to drive away in her vehicle when she saw that the Capitol Police did not believe her story, but she was detained and charged with impersonating ar a police or security officer, for not obeying an agent of the law and for fleeing from him.

The two new arrests are added to that of another man, Wesley allen beeler, which police accused of trying to enter the fenced perimeter of downtown Washington on Friday with at least one weapon and more than 500 bullets.

However, Beeler assured the Washington Post this Saturday that he only approached the checkpoint located near the Capitol because he had gotten lost in the capital, where he had come from Virginia to work as a security agent for a private company during the inauguration. .

“It was an innocent mistake,” said Beeler, adding that he does have a license to carry weapons, but he had forgotten it at home, and that it is not true that he had more than 500 bullets in the car, as stated by the Police.

Washington and the capitals of the 50 states of the country were on high alert this weekend, after a newsletter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicated that it had information on “armed protests” planned throughout the nation between this Saturday and Wednesday 20.


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