Man arrested at Capitol with a BB gun and high capacity magazines
Retired cop is arrested outside the Capitol with a BB gun, high capacity magazines, ammo, body armor and a fake badge saying he is from the ‘Department of the INTERPOL’
- Jerome Felipe, 53, a retired cop from New York, was arrested at 5am on Friday
- He had a fake badge with ‘Department of the INTERPOL ‘ printed on it
- The former lawman also had BB guns, high capacity magazines and ammo
- Felipe gave police permission to search his Dodge after parking near the Capitol
A Michigan man has been arrested at the U.S. Capitol with a fake badge, a BB gun, body armor, high capacity magazines and unregistered ammunition.
Jerome Felipe, 53, a retired cop from New York who now lives in Flint, was arrested just after 5am on Friday after parking his 2017 Dodge Charger outside the Capitol.
He had a fake badge with ‘Department of the INTERPOL’ printed on it and said he was a ‘criminal investigator, with the made-up agency, officers said.
Felipe gave officers permission to search his vehicle.
A Michigan man has been arrested at the U.S. Capitol with a fake badge, a BB gun, body armor, high capacity magazines and other ammunition
Jerome Felipe, 53, a retired cop from New York who now lives in Flint, was arrested just after 5am on Friday. Pictured above his the ammunition police found
The officers discovered a BB gun, two ballistic vests, several high capacity magazines, and other ammunition in the car.
But no real guns were found.
Investigators are still working to determine the reason Felipe was parked near the U.S. Capitol, police said.
Felipe is facing charges for Unlawful Possession of High Capacity Magazines and Unregistered Ammo.
The latest incident at the Capitol follows an increase in threats and attacks.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said last year that there were 9,000 threats against members of Congress in 2021 alone.
It also comes off the back of a series of high-profile mass shootings and just a few hours after President Joe Biden called for a ban on high-capacity magazines.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Capitol Police for more information.
A NYPD spokesman told the New York Post Felipe retired from the force in 2018.
The vests, BB gun and bag full of papers Felipe brought to the scene are laid out on the Capitol parking lot. It follows an increase in threats and attacks on Congress in recent years
Cops were alerted when Felipe parked his Dodge on the west side of the Capitol building
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