A pickup truck with guns and explosives was found near the Capitol

A pickup truck with guns and explosives was found near the Capitol

After the riots in Washington, police found a car with guns and explosive devices near the Capitol.

On Wednesday, January 6, a red pickup truck with Alabama license plates with a gun on the passenger seat drew police attention. The car was parked two blocks from the U.S. Congress building, which had been seized by supporters of Donald Trump.

A search of the car found an M4 Carbine assault rifle, several magazines of ammunition, 11 glass jars of incendiary mixture consisting of gasoline mixed with Styrofoam, rag fuses and lighters. The vehicle belonged to Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 70, of Falkville, Alabama. That evening he was apprehended in Washington, D.C., with two handguns. The man did not appear to have a gun permit.

On Thursday, Jan. 7, Coffman was arrested, according to the D.C. Attorney’s Office. He faces charges of unlawful possession of an explosive device and possession of a handgun without a license. He faces up to 10 years in prison on the first charge and up to five years on the second.

On Saturday, January 9, police in Washington received a new call about a suspicious object near the Capitol building, RIA Novosti reported. The information is currently being verified.

“U.S. Capitol Police said they are checking information about a suspicious object near the Democratic National Committee headquarters,” the report said.

Coffman is among 13 suspects linked to the Capitol riots who were charged Friday, Dec. 8. One came to Washington with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition and admitted to acquaintances that he wanted to kill or run over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a car. Others are accused of sneaking firearms and ammunition onto the Capitol grounds.

On Jan. 6, protesting supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and the House of Representatives interrupted a session scheduled to approve the results of the last election. According to these, Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election. During the protests, five people were killed and police detained nearly 70 rioters.