Man arrested with handgun, ammo at DC checkpoint

Man arrested with handgun, ammo at DC checkpoint
(Source: Robert F. Bukaty)

(AP) -Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington that’s been set up ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Wesley Allen Beeler has been charged with carrying a pistol without a license after being stopped at the checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

Court documents say Beeler did not have a valid credential for that area.

An officer noticed he had “firearms-related stickers” on his vehicle and asked him if he had any weapons inside.

The papers say Beeler told the officers he had a handgun under the armrest.

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