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USCP Arrest Capitol Hill Staffer for Carrying a Gun

December 9, 2021

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.

The owner of the bag was identified as 57-year-old Jeffrey Allsbrooks, a staffer with the House Chief Administrative Office. Allsbrooks told our officers he forgot the gun was in the bag.

We are charging him with Carrying a Pistol without a License.

This case remains under investigation and the Department is looking into what happened before, during and after those four minutes.



The defendant is now facing the following charges:

-Possession of an Unregistered Firearm

-Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

-Possession of Unregistered Ammunition

-Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device

After our review of the investigation and preliminary timeline— we discovered it took approximately four minutes to lock the building down and then approximately eight minutes until the suspect was stopped by officers.

This remains an active investigation.