Retired officer arrested outdoors U.S. Capitol with physique armor, ammo and pretend Interpol badge

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A retired New York police officer was arrested outdoors of the U.S. Capitol constructing in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning after he was discovered with a pretend badge, physique armor, a BB gun and ammunition that included excessive capability magazines. Jerome Felipe, of Flint, Michigan, was taken into custody by U.S. Capitol Police round 5 a.m. after he parked his 2017 Dodge Charger close to the constructing, in response to a U.S.C.P. information launch. An officer began speaking to Felipe, who introduced the officer with a pretend badge that had “Division of the INTERPOL” printed on it.”Felipe additionally made a press release that he was a prison investigator with the company,” the information launch states. Felipe, 53, allowed officers to go looking his car. There was a BB gun, two ballistic vests, a number of excessive capability magazines, and different ammunition within the automobile, authorities stated. No actual firearms have been discovered.Felipe is going through prices for illegal possession of excessive capability magazines and unregistered ammunition. It is not clear why he was parked close to the Capitol. Minyvonne BurkeĀ is a senior breaking information reporter for NBC Information.

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