- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Capitol police have arrested a man after finding weapons in his vehicle parked near the U.S. Capitol.

Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the driver of a sport utility vehicle was stopped by police shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday at 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

The driver, 49-year-old Timothy Whitfield of Long Beach, Calif., was interviewed by police and arrested. Authorities say they found two long rifles, three handguns, a sword and other items of concern in the vehicle.

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Whitfield was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, carrying a pistol without a license and possession of unregistered ammunition.

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