Man with ammunition arrested outside Capitol
Friday, June 6th 2003, 12:00 am
News On 6
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man was arrested outside the Capitol Friday for carrying unregistered ammunition in his car, a police spokeswoman said.
Capitol Police spokeswoman Jessica Gissubel said police stopped the car as it was traveling on Constitution Avenue on the north side of the Capitol because it had a gasoline container strapped to its roof. The man, who was not identified, voluntarily handed over the ammunition, described as a shotgun shell. It is illegal to carry unregistered ammunition in the District of Columbia.
A Capitol Police hazardous materials team was sent in to inspect the vehicle after a police dog smelled something suspicious, but no explosives were found, Gissubel said.
Constitution Avenue and adjacent streets were briefly closed while police inspected the car, a late-model Oldsmobile with California plates.