A person with an AK-47 in his car who mentioned he was headed to the CIA has been charged with felony possession of a firearm on college property, police in Virginia mentioned.
Florida resident Eric Sandow, 32, was arrested Tuesday at Dolley Madison Preschool in McLean after police mentioned he trespassed on college grounds round 11 a.m. The preschool is lower than 1.5 miles from CIA headquarters.
“He requested entry to the constructing services to make use of the restroom, which was denied by college workers,” Dolley Madison Preschool mentioned in an announcement Wednesday. “At no level did he achieve bodily entrance to the college constructing.”
Fairfax County police have been then referred to as to the scene. “Whereas talking with him, he made statements he had weapons inside his automotive situated on college property,” the police division mentioned Wednesday in an announcement.
“Officers searched the automotive and located two weapons, an AK-47 and a pistol, together with magazines and ammunition.”
Sandow was arraigned Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Basic District Courtroom, a courtroom official mentioned.
He was being held Wednesday with out bond, police mentioned. It was not instantly clear whether or not Sandow had authorized illustration.
“It doesn’t seem he was appearing along with anybody else,” Fairfax County police mentioned. “Sandow didn’t make any threats and the weapons by no means left the car.”
Sandow doesn’t seem to have a prolonged legal historical past, public information present. He was charged with misdemeanor home battery in 2014 and didn’t declare a political occasion together with his voter registration.
Legislation enforcement lauded the alert one who summoned them Tuesday to the day care.
“We’re grateful to the group member who did the best factor and referred to as us,” police mentioned. “We’d prefer to remind our group to report suspicious exercise as you by no means know what you might stop by making that decision.”