The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a retired police officer wielding a fake badge, a BB gun and carrying ammunition near the Capitol on Friday morning, charging him with unlawful possession of high-capacity magazines and unregistered ammunition.
Authorities say 53-year-old Jerome Felipe of Flint, Michigan, presented officers with a badge that said “Department of the INTERPOL” when they approached his vehicle parked on the west side of the Capitol at around 5 a.m.
Capitol Police said that was a false statement.
No guns were found beyond the BB gun.
Investigators are still determining why Mr. Felipe was parked near the Capitol.
He is facing charges for unlawful possession of high-capacity magazines and unregistered ammunition.