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Man Arrested With Rifle, Ammunition, Grenade on Capitol Hill

September 5, 2008
United States Capitol PoliceChief Phillip D. Morse, Sr
Public Information Office
119 D Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20510Immediate
(202) 224-1677September 5, 2008

At approximately 10:45 a.m. on September 5, 2008, a man drove up to a U.S. Capitol Police Officer at 2nd & Independence Ave., SE and began to ask the officer for directions. The officer observed a rifle case in the vehicle with a rifle inside of it.

A perimeter was immediately established with several temporary street closures in the immediate area. The subject was arrested and transported to Capitol Police HQ for processing. He was the only person in the vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee.

Officers performed a thorough search of the vehicle that spanned several hours and discovered a rifle, a grenade that was not inert, a pistol, ammunition, magazines with ammunition in them, and several other items of concern to the police.

The area was cleared with negative results at approximately 3:30 p.m., and all streets were re-opened to vehicular & pedestrian traffic.

The following agencies assisted the U.S. Capitol Police in this investigation: ATF, FBI/JTTF, MPD, DC FIRE & EMS, LOC.

Arrested was Christopher Shelton Timmons, 27 years old, charged with CDW – Gun; Unregistered Firearm; Unregistered Ammunition.

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