A man has been arrested at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, with a fake badge, body armor, a BB gun, high capacity magazines, and other ammunition, Capitol Police said.

Iran PressAmerica: The gun control law is one of the most controversial laws in the United States. Many Americans want tougher gun control and restrictions, and others say no law should jeopardize Americans' right to bear arms.

The Michigan man was detained on Friday morning outside the legislature. Just before 5 am, a patrol officer started speaking to the man "who had parked his 2017 Dodge Charger near Peace Circle, on the West side of the Capitol", United States Capitol Police (USCP) said in a statement.

USCP identified the man as Jerome Felipe, 53, from Flint, Michigan. The retired New York police officer showed USCP officials a badge that said "Department of the INTERPOL," saying he was a criminal investigator.

He gave police permission to search his car, where they found "a BB gun, two ballistic vests, several high capacity magazines, and other ammunition," according to USCP. The agency said no real guns were found.

Investigators are still looking into why Mr. Felipe had parked close to the Capitol building. The 53-year-old faces charges for unlawful possession of high-capacity magazines and unregistered ammunition.

The arrest of a gunman with a fake police badge near the US Congress took place a few days after the two massacres; A shooting at an elementary school in Texas that killed 19 children and two teachers, and a racist shooting among blacks in Buffalo, New York, killed ten people.



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