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Masked, armed man arrested at State Capitol

Posted August 1, 2015 11:53 a.m. EDT
Updated August 1, 2015 11:31 p.m. EDT

— A masked, armed man carrying a backpack full of spray paint was arrested at the State Capitol early Saturday, state authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety said State Capitol Police officers saw the man wearing a full face mask, gloves, heavy clothing and the backpack shortly before 5 a.m.

Perren Tremayne Moss, 32, was taken into custody and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon on State Capitol grounds and wearing a mask on public property.

Authorities said Moss had a concealed .38-caliber handgun and his backpack had cans of spray paint. No state property was damaged.

Moss was held at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bond.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing.