Capitol Police investigating after congressman discovered carrying a gun when attempting to go on the House floor

Republican Rep. Andy Harris was prevented from entering the House chambers with a gun on Thursday by metal detectors that were put in place following the January 6 Capitol siege, the Huffington Post reported.

The outlet said they witnessed metal detectors go off when Harris walked through. Then an officer detected a firearm on the congressman’s side when he scanned him with a metal-detecting wand. The firearm was concealed by Harris’s coat.

A Capitol official later confirmed to HuffPost that Harris had a gun on him. Capitol Police did not respond to Insider’s request for comment at the time of publication.

Harris could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.

HuffPost added that they witnessed Harris attempt to get Rep. John Katko to hold his firearm as he went in to vote. Katko reportedly told Harris he didn’t have a license and refused to hold the gun. Harris then left and came back 10 minutes later, this time not setting off any alarms and proceeding inside the House chamber, HuffPost reported.

Congress implemented new safety measures, including…

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