Ohio Man Spotted With A Hammer Was Tased And Arrested At The US Capitol

After reportedly attempting to enter the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C., with a hammer, an Ohio man was tased and taken into custody on Friday, according to the police.

Ohio Man Spotted With A Hammer Was Tased And Arrested At The US Capitol

At around 3:40 p.m., the suspect, Christopher Snow, 33, was being checked by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) at the Capitol Visitor Center. During this process, his backpack was subjected to an X-ray scanner, according to the police.

According to investigators, a USCP officer found a hammer inside the bag.

“When the officer attempted secondary screening to look inside the bag, the suspect attempted to grab the bag and became combative,” a police statement said.

A scuffle broke out as many cops interfered to stop Snow, according to the police.

After giving Snow a tase, the officers brought him into prison.

Police say they found the hammer inside the bag.

“These officers did what they were trained to do and stopped this man from getting into the U.S. Capitol,” said USCP Capt. Andrew Pecher. “Great work from the officer who spotted the hammer, to the officers who quickly took the suspect into custody.”

Snow, a native of Canton, brought a hammer to the Capitol, and investigators were still attempting to figure out why. He faces charges related to assaulting a police officer.

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