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Armed Subject Apprehended on U.S. Capitol Grounds

January 18, 2008
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Phillip D. Morse, Sr
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677

7:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2008


At approximately 1:00 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police officers observed a white male walking south on First St., NE from D St., NE, carrying a shotgun and a sword. USCP officers quickly apprehended the subject and he was transported to U.S. Capitol Police Headquarters at 119 D St., NE for processing. There were no injuries sustained during the arrest process.

U.S. Capitol Police located a vehicle associated with the individual, and investigated the suspicious vehicle in the area of North Capitol and D Street, NW. The vehicle has since been declared safe by the USCP Hazardous Devices Unit; the entire incident remains under investigation by the USCP Criminal Investigation Division.

Michael Steven Gorbey, 38, was arrested and is being charged with "Felon in Possession of a Firearm." Other charges are pending.

If there are any questions about these events or security procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.



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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer