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Man with fake badge, armor and ammunition arrested outside US Capitol, police say

Capitol Police say a retired New York City police officer and Michigan resident was arrested outside the Capitol on Friday, June 3, after being found with a “fake badge, BB gun, body armor -bullets, high-capacity magazines and other ammunition”. Capitol Police (USCP) said the man, whom they named Jerome Felipe, 53, a New York native living in Flint, Michigan, was approached by a patrol officer just before 5 a.m. after having parked a 2017 Dodge Charger near Circle of Peace on the west side of the Capitol. Felipe presented officers with a fake badge that read “INTERPOL Department” and told them he was a criminal investigator with the agency, the USCP said. Police said Felipe allowed officers to search his vehicle, in which they found “a BB gun, two ballistic vests, several high capacity magazines and other ammunition in the car.” “No real weapon was found,” they added. High Capacity Magazines and Unregistered Ammunition, and that investigators were trying to determine why it was parked near the Capitol. Credit: United States Capitol Police via Storyful

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