Capitol Shooter identified as Tennessee pastor
…NBC News and ABC News identified him as Larry Dawson, who had been charged last year in a Capitol disturbance. The federal official said the man is believed to be emotionally disturbed.
This isn’t his first run-in with the law.
Dawson was arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer in October after an outburst in the chamber of the House of Representatives. Court documents from that 2015 incident describe Dawson as a 66-year-old man from Tennessee. In that incident, according to the documents, Dawson “loudly stated to Congress he was a ‘prophet of God.’ “
Dawson is a pastor at a Tennessee Church.