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Man Arrested With Rifle At North Barricade of the U.S. Capitol

February 10, 2009
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

February 10, 2009


At approximately 4:00 pm today, a man drove up to the North Barricade of the U.S. Capitol and told Capitol Police officers that he had a delivery for President Obama. After further questioning by the officers, the man admitted to having a rifle in his vehicle. He was arrested without incident and was transported to USCP HQ for processing.

Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Capitol Police swept the truck that was driven, as well as the immediate area of the North Barricade at Delaware and Constitution Avenue, NE to ensure that nothing of a hazardous nature was found. All tests were clear with nothing hazardous found. A search of the vehicle incident to arrest recovered several rounds of ammunition.

The subject is identified as 64 year old Alfred Brock of Winnfield, Louisiana. Brock has been charged with Possession of Unregistered Firearm, Possession of 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