Capitol Hill police officers and other officials lift a gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn, on to a trailer, April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC.
Capitol Hill police officers and other officials lift a gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn, on to a trailer, April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. PAUL J. RICHARDS

Mailman arrested after landing gyrocopter on US Capitol Lawn

A MAN with a beef about finance laws flew a gyrocopter through restricted air space and landed on the US Capitol West Lawn.  

Media outlets reported mailman Doug Hughes, 61, was arrested after he landed outside the Capitol building with a bag full of letters addressed to every member of Congress urging them to reform finance laws.  

The incident triggered street closures around the building and a police investigation.  


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