Police: Congressional Staffer Brought Gun Into House Building

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police say a staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman has been arrested after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building.

Ryan Shucard, press secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, was arrested Friday morning.

A spokesman for Capitol Police said Shucard entered the Cannon building with a 9mm handgun and magazine that was discovered by a metal detector. Shucard is charged with a carrying a pistol without a license, a felony.

Bill Tighe, the congressman’s chief of staff, said Shucard has been placed on unpaid leave. Shucard started with Marino’s office in May.

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