On Monday morning Washington D.C. police officers failed to detain Carlos Greene outside the U.S. Capitol. First, the 20 year-old suspect eluded two officers in his car. He then darted from his vehicle and escaped a third officer’s pursuit on foot. Seeking recluse, he ran across the Capitol’s grounds and gained access to the Capitol (despite carrying a loaded handgun) through an unguarded door. Once inside the Rotunda, Carlos Greene assaulted one civilian employee, and struggled with another before a third employee subdued him with a bear hug. Shortly thereafter, D.C. police caught up with the suspect and relieved the civilian employee of his heroic duty. At the time of his arrest police officers also discovered a small amount of crack cocaine on the suspect’s person.
At a detention hearing Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola ordered the criminal held without bond on the charge of illegally possessing a firearm.

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