Man Arrested at U.S. Capitol with ‘Unauthorized Inauguration Credential’ Held Active Security License, Said He Was Employed to Guard Media Equipment: Reports

A Virginia man has been arrested and released after presenting an “unauthorized Inauguration credential” at a U.S. Capitol Complex security checkpoint.  His vehicle contained a handgun and ammunition, court records reveal.  But the man arrested told the Washington Post the whole thing should be chalked as “an honest mistake” which involved a job he obtained to guard media equipment.  That’s according to an after-court interview the Post described as “tearful.”

According to documents tweeted by Washington, D.C.’s WAGA-TV, Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, of Front Royal, was nabbed at about 6:30 p.m. Friday at a capitol security perimeter put in place due to the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden.  Beeler, driving a Ford F-150, “pull[ed] up to the checkpoint and presented
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