House Staffer Carrying Gun Arrested in Capitol Office Building: Police

A House staffer who walked into a congressional office building with a gun in his bag Thursday has been arrested, U.S. Capitol Police said.

Jeffrey Allsbrooks, 57, said he forgot the gun was in his bag, police said.

Allsbrooks walked into the Longworth Building before 7:40 a.m. Officers spotted the firearm inside a bag on an x-ray image.

Officers found Allsbrooks about four minutes later, police said.

U.S. Capitol, East Facade, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

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He faces a charge of carrying a pistol without a license, police said.

Allsbrooks works with the House Chief Administrative Office, a non-partisan office that helps congressional officers with day-to-day operations.

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