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Fla. Man Accused of Having Guns on Capitol Grounds

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A van is searched near the U.S. Capitol on April 7, 2013. (Credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

A van is searched near the U.S. Capitol on April 7, 2013. (Credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A Florida man is under arrest after police say he brought unregistered guns and ammunition onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus says officers confronted 59-year-old Ty Carroll Mitchum, of Clearwater, Fla., outside the Capitol building on Sunday because they thought he was acting suspiciously.

Antrobus says Mitchum told police that he had guns in his car and allowed officers to search his vehicle. Police say they found three unregistered firearms, which are illegal in the District of Columbia, and ammunition.

Online court records show that Mitchum, who was taken to Capitol Police headquarters for processing, has been charged with possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer. A telephone listing for him appeared disconnected Monday.

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