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Maryland Congressman allegedly tried to bring gun onto House floor

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 11:36:02-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTNV) — Capitol police are investigating after a Congressman allegedly attempted to bring a gun onto the House floor.

Officials say GOP Representative Andy Harris of Maryland set off a metal detector outside the House floor yesterday.

He was carrying a concealed weapon.

Harris was sent away but later returned and went through the metal detector with no issue.

His office did not immediately return a request for comment.

The metal detectors were installed last week after the riots at the Capitol building.