WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — A woman was charged in impersonating a police officer at a security checkpoint in Washington D.C.
According to the U.S. Capitol Police, officers stopped a woman around 8:45 a.m. Saturday at a checkpoint for the inauguration at First Street and Columbus Circle NE.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Looking For Missing 16-Year-Old Girl
The woman presented a military challenge coin to officers and stated she was a law enforcement officer. As she was being questioned, the woman drove off and was again stopped at 50 Massachusetts Avenue.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: A Brief Thaw Wednesday Before Snow Moves In
She was placed under arrest and charged with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer, failure to obey an officer and fleeing a law enforcement office.
She was taken to D.C. Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program for evaluation and was later processed at USCP Headquarters and transported to D.C. Central Cell Block.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In Wrist In Northwest Baltimore, Police Say
Her name and photo have not been released by police.