A 66-year-old Tennessee man was shot and wounded at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Monday after allegedly brandished a gun at law enforcement authorities, according to USA Today.
Larry Russell Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee, who had been charged last year in a disturbance at the Capitol, was being treated at a local hospital and listed in stable but critical condition after the incident began about 3 P.M. EST Monday, the report says. After his release, he is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court, the report says:
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the man, who is known to authorities, appeared to draw his weapon when he was shot by police. One other person, described as a 35- to 45-year-old female bystander, suffered minor injuries from flying shrapnel or debris.
A federal law enforcement official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said the man was armed with a handgun.
Verderosa said the matter was “the act of a single person who has frequented the Capitol before.” The suspect was identified by a federal law enforcement official as Larry Russell Dawson of Antioch, Tenn., who had been charged last year in a Capitol disturbance.
On October 23, Dawson was charged with assaulting a police officer and unlawful conduct on Capitol grounds, according to D.C. court records, the report says. A bench warrant was issued November 19 for his arrest after he failed to appear in court on the charge, writes the news outlet.
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