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Homeland Security Employee Found With Gun Inside Headquarters

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    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee took a handgun into headquarters in northwest Washington Thursday morning, according to DHS. Scott MacFarlane reports. (Published Friday, June 10, 2016)

    What to Know

    • 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.