Armed man with bomb components in pick-up arrested near U.S. Capitol

19 January 2008: A man armed with a shotgun and samurai sword was arrested by the U.S. Capitol Police yesterday as he walked in Lower Senate Park around 1 p.m., heading toward the Capitol building. Michael Steven GORBEY, 38, also reportedly parked a green pick-up truck with a hard bed cover and bearing Utah registration just outside of the secured area around the Capitol, near the Brotherhood of Teamsters building. A search of the vehicle found bomb components, including but not limited to tanks of propane and parts making a detonation device. GORBEY, previously incarcerated on felony charges, was charged by police on one count of illegally possessing a firearm, although the investigation is continuing and more charges are expected.

Research conducted by the Northeast Intelligence Network has confirmed that GORBEY has multiple addresses and a significant criminal record. Our investigation is continuing.