Police Stop Rifle From Entering United States Capitol

By Tiffany Williams –

Around 5:00 a.m. Friday morning, the United States Capitol Police Screening Team located and recovered an assault rifle with an extended magazine.

United States Capitol Police say the rifle was located in the backseat of a large Ford pick-up truck and was partially wrapped in a blanket. 

“The rifle was confiscated at an off-site delivery facility where the Department inspects delivery vehicles before they get to Capitol Grounds,” United States Capitol Police said.

Michael J. Donohue, 57, of Maryland is facing charges for possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition, and unlawful activity.

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