Capitol Police arrested an individual today for attempting to enter a Capitol Hill office building with a gun, less than a week after a staffer for Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was arrested for the same offense.
Police say that Ronald William Prestage, 59, of Camden, SC was entering the Cannon House Office Building at the rotunda entrance around 9:20am this morning when police detected a 9mm Ruger handgun in his bag during the administrative security search that every member of the public and staff undergoes when entering Capitol Hill office buildings.
Prestage, who IS NOT a staffer, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license.
Prestage's arrest comes after Ryan Shucard, the Press Secretary for Rep Tom Marino (R-PA), was arrested for attempting to carry a 9mm Smith and Wesson into the Cannon building on Friday. Shucard, who had only worked for Marino since May of 2014, was placed on unpaid leave.
- Frank Thorp
First published July 23 2014, 9:04 AM