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The man walking around Capitol Hill Friday with a shotgun found himself in court today. [shocker]

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Michael Gorbey, the man who police say was armed with a shotgun and other weapons while walking the streets near the Capitol on Friday, is scheduled to appear before Judge Gregory Jackson in District of Columbia Superior Court today for a preliminary hearing.

Gorbey, who has had prior weapon offenses and once was even questioned by the Secret Service after flying in restricted airspace over Camp David, certainly had plenty of weapons as he walked south on First Street Northeast early Friday afternoon.

Friday’s response certainly was a far cry from a similar event that happened on Capitol Hill about 16 months ago, when Maryland resident Carlos Greene crashed a rented sport utility vehicle through the barricade surrounding the Capitol Visitor Center construction site on the East Front of the Capitol.