“This year we created a new contingency plan to coordinate on-site law enforcement assistance from partnering agencies. The Department is grateful for the additional safety measure provided by the Capitol Police Emergency Assistance Act, which we fought for. It is not a responsibility we take lightly.
On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, six United States Capitol Police officers and seven members of the DC Fire and EMS Department were honored for saving the life of a Capitol Hill mother of two.
The rescue happened just before 7:00 am on Wednesday, October 27.
This morning at approximately 7:40 am, our officers in the Longworth Building spotted the image of a handgun in a bag on the x-ray screen.
The man was tracked down four minutes later and arrested.