A 26-year-old man has been arrested near Union Station in Washington DC after he was found carrying Molotov cocktails, which he attempted to light and throw at Capitol Police.
Bernard L. McCutcheon of Washington DC has been charged with two counts assault on a police officer, one count of possession of a Molotov cocktail, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
Police do not believe he was targeting the U.S. Capitol or Members of Congress.
The incident began at 3:30pm, when police received a call about a person with Molotov cocktails.
Capitol Police arrived on the scene, and McCutcheon threw one of the Molotov cocktails at the officers while trying to light it.