Woman, 66, ‘with loaded gun in her car is arrested near White House after she approached cops saying she had a letter for President Biden’
- Police arrested woman, 66, near White House in Washington, DC, on Saturday
- Woman allegedly had loaded gun in her car which was parked near White House
- Law enforcement officials said woman claimed to be carrying letter for Biden
- Woman was accompanied by a man who was armed with a BB gun, cops say
- DailyMail.com reached out to DC police and Secret Service seeking comment
- DC has been locked down since MAGA rioters ransacked Capitol on January 6
A 66-year-old woman who was arrested for carrying a loaded gun in her car just a few hundred feet from the White House told law enforcement officials she was carrying a letter for President Joe Biden.
According to an arrest report by the Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect was detained on Saturday evening at around 5:30pm near the Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant on 15sth Street NW in the capital.
The suspect was booked on possession of an unregistered firearm. News of the arrest was first reported by WRC-TV.
According to the police, the suspect and one another person armed with a BB gun approached a checkpoint near the White House complex just past the western-most cross walk of 15th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
DailyMail.com has sought comment from the Metropolitan Police Department, which referred the case to the Secret Service.
The Secret Service has been contacted for comment as of Sunday evening.
A 66-year-old woman was arrested for carrying a loaded handgun in her car which was parked just a few hundred feet from the White House (seen above on January 19)
Law enforcement officials arrested the woman not far from the Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant on 15th Street NW on Saturday evening
The suspect was booked on possession of an unregistered firearm. News of the arrest was first reported by WRC-TV
The suspect told a law enforcement official manning the checkpoint that she had a letter she wanted to deliver to Biden.
Investigators said they found a loaded firearm inside the woman’s car which was parked nearby on 15th Street NW.
Security in the nation’s capital has been extremely tight since the MAGA riot at the United States Capitol on January 6.
Five people died after hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the barricades and overran Capitol Police before ransacking the congressional building.
The suspect told a law enforcement official manning a checkpoint near the White House that she had a letter she wanted to deliver to Biden
The MAGA rioters, who believed Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in the recent election, were attempting to stop Congress from ratifying Biden’s victory.
After the storming of the Capitol, Congress affirmed Biden’s win. Since then, hundreds of the rioters have been arrested and charged.
In the days and weeks following the riot, the capital was placed on virtual lockdown as tens of thousands of National Guard troops secured the area for Biden’s inauguration.
The National Guard is expected to remain in the capital well past March 12, according to Fox 5 DC.