Man Charged After Attempting To Enter Congressional Office Building With Gun

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The Cannon House Office Building. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Cannon House Office Building. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

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