By Emily Goodin - 10/02/13 09:40 PM EDT
Multiple protesters were arrested on Capitol Hill in September as lawmakers held hearings on the crisis in Syria and the immigration debate heated up.
Also, a U.S. Capitol Police officer was bitten in the leg while trying to arrest a fleeing suspect, and another officer arrested a person caught with his pants down.
Here are some of September’s most notable arrests:
Threat to do bodily harm — Sept. 23 — A Capitol Police officer was approached by a Metro bus driver on Independence Avenue SE, stating that an individual on the bus claimed he had a gun. An investigation revealed that there was a threat made. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Demonstrating within a U.S. Capitol Building — Sept. 20 — Officers observed protesters chanting loudly while blocking an office entrance in the Longworth House Office Building. They did not cease demonstrating when ordered, and were arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Assault on a police officer — Sept. 18 — A Capitol Police officer responded to a D.C. Metro Police call for an assault in an alley at Delaware Avenue and I Street SW. The Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle driving toward him at a high rate of speed. A Metro D.C. officer stopped the vehicle, at which time the suspect exited and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was stopped but became very combative and resisted arrest. While attempting to take the suspect to the transporting vehicle, the suspect bit the Capitol Police officer on the leg. The suspect was transported to police headquarters for processing.
Unlawful entry — Sept. 18 — Two officers were flagged down by a witness who stated she observed a suspect in the rear alley of a residence on 7th Street SE. The witness stated that the suspect was carrying what appeared to be property from a garage. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
DWI .08 and above — Sept. 17 — An officer observed a vehicle with damage to the right side front fender and no tire on the rim pull over on Washington Avenue SW. Upon approach, the officer detected the odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath and in the vehicle. The officer attempted to perform field sobriety tests, but they could not be conducted as the suspect lacked balance. Due to numerous signs of impairment, the suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Blocking Passage — Sept. 12 — More than 100 female immigration-rights activists were arrested after they blocked Independence Avenue. Multiple officers assigned to the Civil Disturbance Unit observed the group in the middle of the intersection at New Jersey and Independence avenues SE. The demonstrators positioned themselves along the street in a way that disrupted the flow of vehicular traffic. The demonstrators were provided with three warnings advising them that they would be arrested if they did not cease and clear the roadway. After the third warning, they were arrested and transported for processing.
Simple assault — Sept. 10 — An officer observed two suspects physically assaulting each other on D Street NE. They were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Carrying a pistol without a license — Sept. 9 — A suspect was stopped by an officer on Maryland Avenue SW and found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. The suspect was placed under arrest. During a search, a knife with a 10-inch blade was found in the suspect’s belongings. The suspect was transported to police headquarters for processing.
DUI for alcohol or drugs along with possession of marijuana — Sept. 8 — An officer observed a scooter pass through a solid red traffic light at Third Street and Independence Avenue SW. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on the suspect’s breath and person. Field sobriety tests were conducted and, due to signs of impairment, the suspect was placed under arrest. During a search, the officer found a small, plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance, which tested positive for THC.
Indecent exposure — Sept. 8 — An officer witnessed a suspect lying on the ground on Pennsylvania Avenue NW with his pants pulled down. A background check revealed the suspect had two active warrants through the District of Columbia. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Assault — Sept. 7 — An officer responded to an assault in progress at the Exxon gas station on Massachusetts Avenue NE. The complainant reported the suspect had picked him up and thrown him to the ground. The complainant sustained injuries, which the D.C. Fire Department treated at the scene. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Disorderly Conduct — Sept. 3 — Multiple arrests were made during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building. The topic was the situation in Syria, and Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryBudowsky: Save Europe, revote Brexit White House: We were prepared for Brexit vote After Brexit vote, is anything left of Britain? MORE, Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck HagelThere's still time for another third-party option Hagel says NATO deployment could spark a new Cold War with Russia Overnight Defense: House panel unveils 5B defense spending bill MORE and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey were testifying. Officers observed a protester yelling loudly as committee Chairman Robert MenendezRobert MenendezOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Menendez rails against Puerto Rico bill for 4 hours on floor Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers MORE (D-N.J.) gaveled for order. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing. Less than an hour later, another protester was arrested and removed from the hearing.