On Thursday at approximately 7:40 am, Capitol Police officers in the Longworth Building spotted the image of a handgun in a bag on the x-ray screen.
The man was tracked down later and arrested.
The owner of the bag was identified as 57-year-old Jeffrey Allsbrooks, a staffer with the House Chief Administrative Office. Allsbrooks told our officers he forgot the gun was in the bag.
He is now facing the following charges:
-Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
-Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
-Possession of Unregistered Ammunition
-Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device
After Capitol Police’s review of the investigation and preliminary timeline it was discovered that it took approximately four minutes to lock the building down and then approximately eight minutes until the suspect was stopped by officers.
This remains an active investigation.