A pickup truck with weapons and explosive devices was found near Capitol

After the riots in Washington, the police found a car with weapons and explosive devices near the Capitol, according to CNN.

On Wednesday, January 6, a red pickup truck with Alabama license plates caught the attention of the police, with a pistol in the passenger seat. The car was parked two blocks from the US Congress building, seized by supporters of Donald Trump .

During a search in the car, they found an M4 Carbine assault rifle, several magazines with cartridges, 11 glass jars with an incendiary mixture consisting of gasoline mixed with polystyrene foam, rags and lighters.

The car belonged to 70-year-old Lonnie Leroy Coffman from Falkville, Alabama. In the evening of the same day, he was detained in Washington with two pistols. The man did not have a gun permit.

On Thursday, December 7th, Coffman was arrested, reported by the District of Columbia Attorney’s Office. He was charged with illegal possession of an explosive device and possession of a pistol without a license. On the first charge, he faces imprisonment for up to 10 years, on the second – for up to five years.

Coffman is one of 13 suspects associated with the riot in the Capitol, who were charged on Friday, December 8. One of them arrived in Washington with a submachine gun and hundreds of cartridges and confessed to his acquaintances that he wanted to kill or run over with a car the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Others are accused of smuggling firearms and ammunition into the Capitol grounds.

On January 6, protesters supporters of US President Donald Trump burst into the Capitol and surrounded the Senate Hall. The Senate and the House of Representatives interrupted a meeting at which it was planned to approve the results of the last elections. According to these data, a Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential elections. During the protests, five people died, the police detained almost 70 participants in the riots.