Henrico man in custody after entering restricted area inside U.S. Capitol fence, police say

Henrico man in custody after entering restricted area inside U.S. Capitol fence, police say
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - U.S. Capitol Police say a Henrico man has been arrested for entering a restricted area inside the fence of the U.S. Capitol.

At 11:38 p.m., a man, identified as Marc Beauchamp, scaled the fence along First Street, SW.

Beauchamp entered a restricted area inside the perimeter fence and was immediately stopped by several officers.

According to Capitol Police, Beauchamp was arrested for unlawful entry.

Upon further investigation, Beauchamp illegally parked a vehicle on the grass near the Lincoln Memorial. Investigators believe this was an isolated incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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