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Doug Hughes

Lands on Capitol lawn, arrested

15 Apr, 2015

safe_imageAfter driving to Washington Hughes makes the short flight to Washington, where he lands his gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn. He flies with 535 two-page letters, one for each member of Congress.

I’m demanding reform and declaring a voter’s rebellion in a manner consistent with Jefferson’s description of rights in the Declaration of Independence. As a member of Congress, you have three options. 1. You may pretend corruption does not exist. 2. You may pretend to oppose corruption while you sabotage reform. 3. You may actively participate in real reform.

Capitol Police arrest him, and the Capitol Police bomb squad investigate the scene. Police:

The U.S. Capitol Police continues to investigate with one person detained and temporary street closures in the immediate area.

Homeland Security Chief says:

Had it gotten any closer to the speaker’s balcony they have long guns to take it down, but it didn’t. It landed right in front.