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Capitol Hill Staffer Arrested for Bringing 9mm Handgun to Work

Ryan Shucard, the Press Secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, was charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

A Hill staffer was arrested by Capitol Police this morning for bringing a handgun into the Cannon House Office Building.

NBC News reports that Ryan Shucard, the Press Secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, was charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a License, a felony, after Capitol Police arrested him at about 9:15 AM. Shucard was carrying a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and magazine.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider told Roll Call that the weapon was found during a routine search. To enter Cannon staff members have to go through a metal detector and run their bags through an X-Ray machine. Marino's chief of staff said Shucard has been placed on unpaid leave indefinitely. Shucard has only been with the office since May. 

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