CT woman arrested for impersonating legislation enforcement officer at Capitol checkpoint

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) — A woman was arrested Saturday for attempting to impersonate a legislation enforcement officer at a safety checkpoint close to the Capitol, law enforcement report.

Capitol police mentioned that at around 8:45 a.m. United Condition Capitol Law enforcement (USCP) officers stopped an adult female suspect at Very first Road and Columbus Circle, NE, at a safety checkpoint set up for the Inauguration.

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The woman introduced what was identified as a military obstacle coin and stated she was a law enforcement officer. Officials reported the lady mentioned, “She was a legislation enforcement officer and element of the presidential cupboard.”

As the USCP officer questioned the suspect and explained to her to set the automobile in park 3 instances right before she complied. She was purchased to flip the car off and questioned for her driver’s license, but she drove off even as officers purchased her to prevent.

She fled north on Columbus Circle NE and was stopped at 50 Massachusetts Ave. where by she was positioned beneath arrest and billed with phony impersonation of a legislation enforcement officer, failure to obey an officer, and fleeing a regulation enforcement officer.

She was transported to the D.C. Thorough Psychiatric Emergency System for evaluation and later on processed at USCP Headquarters and transported to D.C. Central Mobile Block.

The suspect was determined by Metro Police as 63-year-outdated Linda MaGovern, of Stratford.

News 8 spoke with MaGovern’s spouse, Keith. He had no official remark but reported he thinks the incident was a “misunderstanding.”

On Sunday, Stratford police explained MaGovern has in no way been arrested in Stratford, but they have had call with her centered on a domestic incident and welfare verify.

This will come the working day following a Virginia man tried to get by way of a Capitol checkpoint with a loaded gun, ammunition and phony qualifications.

Due to the fact Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob of protesters breached Capitol stability in a mass act of insurrection that left 5 useless including a Capitol police officer, protection has been beefed up around the Capitol complicated and National Guard associates from each and every state have been sent to support in stability by the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Hundreds of Connecticut National Guard members have been despatched to D.C.