Armed man arrested near Capitol with unauthorized inauguration pass, 500 rounds of ammo

A Virginia man was arrested at a Washington checkpoint near the Capitol with an “unauthorized” inauguration pass, a gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to Capitol police.

The suspect, identified as Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, was stopped at the checkpoint near Lower Senate Park about 6:30 p.m. Friday, an arrest report said. An unregistered gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found inside the truck that was adorned with gun decals days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to Capitol Police.

On Friday Daniel Baker of Tallahassee, Florida, was arrested by the FBI authorities after allegedly issuing a “call to arms” for an armed confrontation at the Florida Capitol on Sunday. The region’s federal public defender did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

NBCArmed man arrested near Capitol with unauthorized inauguration pass, 500 rounds of ammo