[Breaking] Capitol Police Arrest Man with Fake Badge, High-Capacity Magazines
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The United States Capitol Police (USCP) arrested a man with a fake badge, a BB gun, body armor, high-capacity magazines, and other ammunition in his possession.
The USCP issued a press release identifying the man as Flint, Michigan resident Jerome Felipe, 53.
A Capitol Police patrol officer approached Felipe just before 5 a.m. after he’d parked his car near Peace Circle on the Capitol’s west side.
Felipe, a retired New York police officer, told the USCP officers that he was a criminal investigator with INTERPOL and presented them with a fake badge that had “Department of the INTERPOL” printed on it.
The 53-year-old agreed to let the officers search his 2017 Dodge Challenger, where they discovered a BB gun, ballistic vests, high-capacity magazines, and other ammunition.
“No real guns were found,” the release states.
USCP investigators are still determining why Felipe was parked near the Capitol, according to the release.
The Capitol Police said that Felipe faces charges for unlawful possession of high-capacity magazines and unregistered ammo.