Roll Call reports:
A Michigan man who initiated a standoff near the Capitol with police in October returned to the same spot on Thursday, the same morning President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and several members of Congress were delivering remarks nearby to the National Prayer Breakfast at the Capitol Visitor Center.
Dale Paul Melvin, 55, of Kimball, Mich., was arrested in October after refusing to leave his Chevy Tahoe, which he had illegally parked in front of the Supreme Court. Melvin’s return to the high court on Thursday spurred police to close First Street between Constitution Avenue NE and Independence Avenue SW.
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A man who initiated a standoff near the Capitol with police in October returned on Thursday, the same morning President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris and members of Congress were delivering remarks nearby to the National Prayer Breakfast at the CVC. https://t.co/gZpHdRmpoW
— Chris Marquette (@ChrisMarquette_) February 3, 2022
Dale Paul Melvin, who was arrested in October after he illegally parked in front of the Supreme Court, has returned and parked his Chevy Tahoe in front of the Court again.
Our investigators are talking to him now.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have closed off the area.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) February 3, 2022
Breaking: The man responsible for the lockdown and evacuation of the area around the Supreme Court, Dale Paul Melvin, is exactly who you’d expect him to be. Capitol Police took him into custody after using a flash-bang and extracting him from the vehicle. https://t.co/QqZd8drPBd pic.twitter.com/JJPvwN8ngE
— Chris Wiggins 🏳️🌈🇩🇪🇺🇸 (@CWNewser) October 5, 2021
— Rhonda Harbison (@rhonda_harbison) February 3, 2022