A woman pretending to be “part of the presidential cabinet” was arrested at an inaugural checkpoint in Washington DC on Saturday morning.
Linda Magvern, 63, was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after failing to follow a law enforcement officer and fleeing after she presented herself at the outpost while a car, NBC Washington reported.
Magvern displayed “a round metal object later identified as a military police challenge coin,” and said she was part of law enforcement, according to police reports. According to a police report to NBC News, when asked to park his car, Magworn released it when asked to provide his license.
Police said officers eventually stopped him and took him to the hospital for evaluation.
DC police did not return a request for comment, and it was not immediately clear whether Magvern had a lawyer.
His arrest comes as security in DC has increased dramatically in the wake of the capital riot and just days after President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The National Guard raised the troop level to 25,000, as most of the city is under lockdown, with restricted traffic and outposts.
Police arrested a person with an unregistered gun and hundreds of rounds of ammo at an opening ceremony on Friday.