A Michigan woman who told police she wanted to share information about the Jan. 6 riot was arrested Wednesday after authorities found two rifles and a shotgun in her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado parked near the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Kery Lynn McAttee, 58, of Charlotte, 20 miles southwest of Lansing, faces charges including unlawful possession and transportation of a semiautomatic rifle, the U.S. Capitol Police said in a press release.
The incident happened around 1:40 p.m. near the Hart Senate Office Building.
Her pickup, authorities said, was in a no-parking zone in front of U.S. Capitol Police headquarters. She told officers she drove from Michigan and wanted to talk about information she had about Jan. 6, 2021, the Capitol Police said. During the converation, police spotted a gun case and the butt of a long gun in the pickup truck.
There is no evidence she planned a shooting, police said. Along with ammunition, they seized:
- Unloaded Remington Nylon 66 .22 caliber rifle
- Unloaded Connecticut Valley Arms .50 caliber muzzle loader
- Loaded Mossberg .410 caliber shotgun
- Gamo pellet gun