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Employee was subjected to random check at 7:15 a.m. Thursday.
He had a .22-caliber revolver and at least five bullets.
He is charged with carrying a pistol without a license.
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee took a handgun into headquarters in northwest Washington Thursday morning, according to DHS.
Jonathan Wienke, 46, who works in Homeland Security's Office of Intelligence, was subjected to a random check when he arrived at work about 7:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the police report. He had a .22-caliber revolver and at least five bullets.
He was detained, then turned over to the Metropolitan Police Department and arrested. He is charged with carrying a pistol without a license.
Homeland Security is considering its own disciplinary action, a spokeswoman said.
Wienke’s lawyer declined to comment.