Capitol Hill intern arrested after bringing unloaded handgun to House building

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Capitol Police arrested a 25-year-old Hill intern after he allegedly tried to bring an unloaded pistol into the Longworth House office building Monday, Politico reports.

During a standard search, police found Josh Wheeler had an unloaded 9mm handgun. Wheeler, who recently started an internship with Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), was arrested for carrying a pistol without a license and having an unregistered firearm.

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