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Arrest made for firearms near the National Mall

From Larry Lazo, CNN
  • The suspect is an Arizona man
  • Park Police provide no other details about his identity
  • Rifles and a handgun are found in a camper attached to a pickup truck

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. Park Police arrested an Arizona man on firearms violations Wednesday after finding several guns in a vehicle parked near the National Mall in the nation's capital.

Park Police spokesman David Schlosser told CNN that several firearms, including rifles and a handgun, were found in a camper attached to a pickup truck parked near the Air and Space Museum.

The suspect has a wheelchair but was able to walk, according to Schlosser. No other details about the suspect's identity were released.

Police searched the camper and removed items, including clothing and a mattress, from it. Bomb sniffing dogs and bomb technicians were brought to the scene, but no explosives were found.

Schlosser said a Park Police officer on patrol spotted the vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. No information was released on what aroused suspicions about it.