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Capitol Police arrest man over security breach at perimeter fencing

Capitol Police arrest man over security breach at perimeter fencing
© Greg Nash

Capitol Police on Monday said they arrested a Virginia man who they say breached perimeter fencing on the Capitol grounds Sunday evening.

“A man is in custody this afternoon after he entered a restricted area inside the perimeter fence. At 11:38 pm a man scaled the fence along First Street, SW,” police said in the statement.

Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Marc Beauchamp of Henrico, Va., saying he was arrested for unlawful entry.

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Capitol Police said that while the investigation is ongoing, they believe this was an isolate incident.

Further details were shared on Twitter.

Police said Beauchamp illegally parked a vehicle on the grass near the Lincoln Memorial, more than a mile from the Capitol.

The security incident follows the Jan. 6 insurrection and an April 2 car attack outside the Capitol.

The Hill has reached out to the Capitol Police for more information.