2 arrested on gun charges at DC checkpoint near Washington Monument

Federal officers made two arrests for illegal weapons at a D.C. security checkpoint near the Washington Monument on Tuesday morning.

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The suspects – who were not identified – were arrested at 15th Street, Northwest and Independence Avenue, Southwest.
D.C. police confirmed the arrests.

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The first suspect was charged with:

- Concealed pistol license

- Unlawful ammunition

- Unlawful transportation of a firearm and high-capacity feeding device

The second was charged with:

- Unlawful ammunition

- Unlawful firearm

- Misuse of tags

The District is on high alert after a mob assaulted the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Approximately 25,000 National Guard members have been deployed to the District to support law enforcement’s efforts to secure the inauguration amid threats of additional violence.