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Posted at 5:13 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Man arrested outside U.S. Capitol

By Theola Labbé-DeBose and Ben Pershing

A Virginia man faces charges of assaulting a police officer after he was taken into custody outside of the U.S. Capitol near the Senate office buildings in Northeast on Thursday, authorities said.

U.S. Capitol Police identified the man as Paul Agole Ujwok. Around 11:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman, Ujwok approached a U.S. Capitol Police officer near First Street and Constitution Avenue NE "in an aggressive and threatening manner."

He then lunged toward several other police officers while making "furtive movements as though he had a weapon under his coat," Schneider said.

The officers sought cover and gave orders to Ujwok that he did not follow, Schneider said. A plainclothes Capitol police officer approached Ujwok from behind, she said, and tackled him to the ground.

Capitol Police say they did not recover a weapon during the incident.

As a result of the incident, the Capitol went into lockdown briefly. An emergency alert came over the public address system urging Congressional members and staff to stay in their offices.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose and Ben Pershing  | December 16, 2010; 5:13 PM ET
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Comments

Have Rep. John Boehner's depressed, alcohol-fueled crying jags brought him to thoughts of suicide?

What an appropriate place to end it!

Posted by: kinkysr | December 16, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

We have not found any evidence that he has a gun,” said Morse. Why do you incorrectly report that he did.

Posted by: dd_t | December 16, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me, but he does have the right to bear arms!

Posted by: rkayblock1 | December 16, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Not in D.C. only the criminals can carry weapons

Posted by: Frank60 | December 16, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

"The officers sought cover and gave orders to Ujwok that he did not follow."
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This sounds like they went fetal.

Posted by: john_bruckner | December 16, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

This looks like a "suicide-by-cop" attempt.

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | December 17, 2010 6:32 AM | Report abuse

Have Rep. John Boehner's depressed, alcohol-fueled crying jags brought him to thoughts of suicide?

What an appropriate place to end it!

Posted by: kinkysr | December 16,
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No. He was looking to perform a public service and drain the swamp by offing Prancy Lugosi.

Posted by: PA_Rebel | December 17, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me, but he does have the right to bear arms!
Posted by: rkayblock1
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As pointed out, not in DC. Try exercising that right on the Hill campus; the Capitol Police are good @ what they do and don't f___ around w/ potential threats. There'll be one less gun nut to deal with.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | December 17, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Maybe we need to send him back to Nigeria. We have enough crazies of our own.

Posted by: wobbleman47 | December 17, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

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