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Capitol Police investigate report Maryland GOP Rep. Andy Harris tried to bring gun on House floor

Added 01-22-21 08:57:02am EST - “U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) is investigating whether GOP Rep. Andy Harris (Md.) attempted to bring a gun onto the House floor on Thursday.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Capitol Police investigate report Maryland GOP Rep. Andy Harris tried to bring gun on House floor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) is investigating whether GOP Rep. Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisAn attack on America that's divided Congress — and a nation Here are the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack MORE (Md.) attempted to bring a gun onto the House floor on Thursday.

Following the deadly pro-Trump siege at the Capitol earlier this month, magnetometers and other security measures have been installed outside of the chamber.

A reporter for HuffPost witnessed Harris setting off the metal detectors as he attempted to enter the chamber on Thursday. 

When an officer with a metal detector wand scanned him, a firearm was detected on Harris’s side, concealed by his suit coat, according to the outlet. The reporter witnessed an officer signaling to a security agent that Harris had a firearm on him, motioning toward his own weapon.

When asked for comment, Harris’s office said in a statement: “Because his and his family's lives have been threatened by someone who has been released awaiting trial, for security reasons, the Congressman never confirms whether he nor anyone else he's with are carrying a firearm for self-defense. As a matter of public record, he has a Maryland Handgun Permit. And the congressman always complies with the House metal detectors and wanding. The Congressman has never carried a firearm on the House floor.”

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