Man Charged After Attempting To Enter Congressional Office Building With Gun

UPDATED: July 23, 2014 9:42 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, a person has been arrested after trying to bring a gun into the Congressional Cannon House Office building.

Around 9:20 a.m., a man entering the building through the rotunda door was searched, reports WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves.

The search revealed a Ruger 9mm pistol was in the mans bag.

Ronald William Prestage, 59, of Camden, South Carolina, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license.

Prestage is president of Prestage Farms, a North Carolina-based pork and poultry producer, and a member of the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees.

A message left at a number listed for Prestage was not immediately returned.

WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves contributed to this report. Follow Mark and WNEW on Twitter.


More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live