A well-armed individual has been arrested after getting caught with ammunition and four guns — including a loaded shotgun — outside the headquarters of the U.S. Capitol Police. The individual was identified by the Capitol Police as Michigan resident Kery Lynn McAttee, who “told our officers she drove here from Michigan and wanted to talk about information she had about January 6, 2021,” according to a press release from the department. While interacting with police, “one of our Agents spotted a gun case and the butt of a long gun” in the car, at which point “McAttee confirmed there were firearms in her vehicle,” that same press release explains.
NEW: Michigan woman Kery Lynn McAttee, 58, was arrested outside U.S. Capitol Police HQ, yesterday.
Police found a loaded .410-caliber shotgun and unloaded .22-caliber rifle in her car.
— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) January 13, 2022
The department said that “there is no evidence the 58 year old suspect was coming here to do anything, except speak with our officers,” but an investigation into the matter apparently remains ongoing. The possession of a loaded shotgun does not exactly bode well for the possibilities of what McAttee may have been intent on doing while in Washington, D.C. She is now facing criminal charges over the weapons, with her alleged offenses including Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Unregistered Ammunition, Unlawful Possession/Transportation of a Semi-Automatic Rifle, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Misdemeanor. According to CBS reporter Scott MacFarlane, McAttee was slated for a court appearance on Thursday.
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 13, 2022
There does not appear to have been an official confirmation of McAttee’s political beliefs, but it would seem safe to assume that she isn’t exactly an ardent Biden supporter. There’s already a plethora of evidence tying right-wingers to violence, anyway. (A cursory search of Twitter and Facebook didn’t seem to reveal any accounts that definitely matched up with McAttee.) Theoretically, the “information” regarding the events of January 6 that McAttee claimed to possess could have included a combination of any number of the numerous right-wing conspiracy theories regarding that day’s events. Recently, even Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) — notable in this instance due to his position as a member of Congress — pushed the unsupported notion that agents of the federal government had a hand in fomenting the violence that enveloped the Capitol.
On Wednesday, Capitol Police arrested Kery Lynn McAttee, a 58 year old Michigan woman, for several gun charges. She parked in front of Capitol Police headquarters and told officers she drove from Michigan to “talk about information she had about January 6, 2021.”
— Chris Marquette (@ChrisMarquette_) January 13, 2022