Man arrested at Washington checkpoint with pistol and 500 rounds of ammunition, police say.

Man arrested at Washington checkpoint with pistol and 500 rounds of ammunition, police say.
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The US Capitol Police arrested a man Friday after arriving at a security checkpoint in Washington with an unregistered pistol and over 500 rounds of ammunition. This comes from a report by the city’s Metropolitan Police Department.

Wesley A. Beeler, of Front Royal, Virginia, was charged with five crimes, including illegal possession of a gun and ammunition, according to the report.

Mr. Beeler had driven to a security checkpoint on E Street NE in Washington, where officials found he had a Glock pistol, 509 rounds for the pistol, and 21 shotgun shells, the report said. This street leads to an area just a few blocks from the US Capitol Police headquarters and the Capitol itself.

A spokeswoman for the Capitol Police did not immediately respond to inquiries about the …



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