Woman arrested after she pretended to be a law enforcement officer at DC security checkpoint

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A Connecticut girl was arrested at an inauguration checkpoint Saturday morning after she allegedly tried to bluff her well beyond the security checkpoint by pretending to be a law enforcement officer, authorities mentioned.

Linda Magovern, 63, was arrested after she mentioned she was an officer and “a part of the presidential cabinet,” and introduced a army police problem coin, in accordance to the report.

“The Suspect presented what was identified as a military challenge coin, and stated that she was a law enforcement officer.  As the USCP officers questioned the Suspect, she drove off in the vehicle, and again was stopped at 50 Massachusetts Avenue”, the US Capitol Police wrote in a statement.

The girl was arrested and charged with False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Failure to Obey an Officer, and Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer.

She was made to endure psychiatric analysis and was positioned in custody at a USCP cell block, authorities mentioned.

The arrest got here lower than 24 hours after a Virginia man was arrested at the identical inauguration checkpoint.

The man, recognized as Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, was arrested at the checkpoint close to Lower Senate Park about 6:30 p.m. Friday, in accordance to the report. He allegedly declared that he had a Glock handgun below an armrest, and a subsequent search discovered practically 550 rounds of ammunition, together with a loaded journal, clipped into the Glock, with 16 rounds.

Security in Washington, D.C. forward of inauguration of Joe Biden because the forty sixth President of the United States on Wednesday January 20. More than 25,000 National Guard members are presently in D.C. as of Sunday afternoon.