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Mental evaluation scheduled for man arrested with guns at Capitol
A Florida man arrested at the U.S. Capitol after police found three unregistered guns in his car claimed he was helping to take down Osama bin Laden's terror network and had the guns for protection, according to court documents made available Monday.
U.S. Capitol Police stopped Ty Carroll Mitchum, 59, on Sunday afternoon near the U.S. Capitol after he was seen talking and muttering to himself and three guns were found in his car, state documents filed in D.C. Superior Court. On Monday, the court ordered Mr. Mitchum undergo a mental evaluation hearing.
During his conversation with officers, Mr. Mitchum said he had driven from his home in Clearwater, Fla. to the District to speak with Orlando, Fla.-based celebrity lawyer John Morgan about his role in dismantling the terrorist network.
A representative from the personal injury law firm, Morgan and Morgan, denied that Mr. Mitchum was actually a client.
"No, he's crazy," said Tim Morgan, when reached at the firm.
During his questioning by police, Mr. Mitchum also disclosed that he had two guns inside his car for "protection" and allowed the officers to search his vehicle, which was parked in the unit block of Constitution Avenue Northwest. Officers found a shotgun and two handguns as well as more than 100 bullets in Mr. Mitchum's vehicle.
Throughout the interaction, Mr. Mitchum also told officers that a man was "after him and may have placed an IED on or in his vehicle," the court records state, referring to an improvised explosive device.
No explosive device was found.
Mr. Mitchum was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, according to court records. He was being held in jail pending his mental observation hearing Tuesday.
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