Armed Man Arrested Near Capitol

Police stand near a mobile command post set up near the scene of a car suspected of holding "items of concern", Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 in Washington. Earlier, Capitol Police arrested a man carrying a shotgun outside the Capitol. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man carrying a shotgun outside the Capitol building Friday, authorities said.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was in custody and no one was injured, police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said.

An officer first spotted the man near Union Station, about two blocks from the Capitol.

Police used a robotic camera to see inside the vehicle but could not determine some "items of concern," Schneider said.

Authorities were evacuating parts of a nearby building as a precaution so they could use a powerful water hose to destroy the vehicle.

Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

Download
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App