A girl was arrested at an inauguration checkpoint Saturday morning for impersonating a legislation enforcement officer and fleeing from police, officers say.
Linda Magovern, 63, was arrested close to Union Station after she stated she was an officer and “a part of the presidential cabinet,” and offered a navy police problem coin, a D.C. police report says.
Magovern approached the inauguration perimeter at Columbus Circle and First Street NE in a car at about 8:45 a.m., police say.
She was “displaying a round metallic object later identified as a Military Police Challenge Coin,” the police report says. The medallions are utilized by legislation enforcement and members of the navy to acknowledge achievement.
Police say Magovern then stated she was an officer and presidential cupboard member.
An officer ordered Magovern to place the car in park and switch it off. She complied however drove ahead after an officer requested for her license.
Officers repeatedly ordered Magovern to cease the car, however she headed north on Columbus Circle, police stated. She was stopped close by, outdoors Union Station.
Magovern was arrested and charged with impersonation of a legislation enforcement officer, failure to obey and fleeing a legislation enforcement officer. It wasn’t instantly clear if she had an lawyer.
She was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
Security is excessive in D.C. forward of Inauguration Day on Wednesday, with more than 15,000 current National Guard members in D.C. as of Sunday morning, NBC News reviews.
A Virginia man was arrested at an inauguration checkpoint on Friday after he confirmed police a “non-government issued” inauguration credential and officers discovered a gun and tons of of rounds of ammunition in his pickup truck. He stated he obtained misplaced and forgot he had the gun with him.
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