Roll Call's Hannah Hess tweeted a photo of the man being led away from the building in custody:
This man allegedly tried to bring a gun into Cannon House Office building around 9:20 a.m. http://t.co/qyY0sxno03 pic.twitter.com/XwInOcVZ2L
— Hannah Hess (@ha_nah_nah) July 23, 2014
Roll Call reported the man is Ronald William Prestage, 59, a farm operator and president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council.
The handgun was a 9mm Ruger, according to the NBC affiliate in Washington, WRC.
Capitol Police spokesperson Shennell Antrobus told WRC Prestage would be charged with carrying a pistol without a license.
This incident came only five days after Rep. Tom Marino’s (R-PA) press secretary, Ryan Shucard, was arrested for also allegedly trying to bring a 9mm handgun into the Cannon House Office Building.
“It was a total accident,” Shucard told WRC on Friday.