State Police review security procedures after incident at State Capitol

A Greenwell Springs man upset about losing his job allegedly told law enforcement officers Thursday that God told him to bring a BB gun to the State Capitol.

Russell W. Vaughn faces charges of resisting an officer and disturbing the peace after creating concern about security measures at the State Capitol and annoying his neighbors.

State Police said they believe Vaughn is the man who carried a BB gun up the front steps of the State Capitol and pointed it at the building’s windows.

Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, said he is uncertain whether it is even a crime to have a BB gun on the State Capitol grounds. He said his security team saw the man climbing the Capitol steps and intervened even though they were not armed.

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