March 28, 2016 10:39 pm -


This happened at the Capitol Visitor Complex Center and the shooter was taken into custody. He’s now been identified as Larry Dawson of Antioch, TN.

…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.



D.B. Hirsch
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