A girl was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Sunday after making an attempt to move police barricades when flashing a navy law enforcement problem coin and professing to be member of both of those President Trump’s Cabinet and legislation enforcement, U.S. Capitol Law enforcement reported.
In an arrest report attained by The Hill, U.S. Capitol Police stated Linda Magovern, a 63-calendar year-outdated Connecticut girl, told officers at a checkpoint by Columbus Circle that she was “a portion of the presidential cabinet” even though displaying a armed service law enforcement problem coin.
The checkpoint was one particular of lots of established up about Washington, D.C., to prohibit obtain to spots close to this week’s presidential inauguration.
According to the report, Magovern then proceeded to push close to Columbus Circle and was stopped again near Union Station. She was arrested on suspicion of falsely impersonating a law enforcement officer, failing to obey police and fleeing from police, in accordance to the report.
Downtown Washington has been virtually locked down for days owing to safety concerns encompassing the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden just after a violent riot before this month at the U.S. Capitol. Five men and women died for the duration of the Jan. 6 violence, which include a Capitol Police officer, while yet another officer who responded to the scene died numerous days later.
Magovern’s arrest follows the arrest at an inauguration stability checkpoint of a Virginia man on Friday who law enforcement said was uncovered to be in possession of an unregistered firearm and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.