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On the same day Capitol Police stopped an intern from carrying a handgun into the Longworth House Office Building, two officers saved a man’s life near the Library of Congress. At 12:41 p.m. on June 1, Officer Robert Moore responded to a call to the Independence Avenue Plaza in front of LOC’s James Madison Memorial Building for reports of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, Moore noticed a white male at a picnic table, not breathing and unconscious, according to a police report.  

The officer then moved the victim to the ground and started CPR. Soon after Moore started the compressions, Officer C.R. Crouch, assigned to Capitol Police’s patrol division, arrived with an automated external defibrillator and helped hook the man up to the machine. Once CPR continued, the man’s heart started to pulse, but he remained unconscious.  

At 12:50 p.m., a paramedic from D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene to provide further treatment. The medic allegedly said it looked like a heroin overdose had occurred, according to a person with knowledge of the incident.  

Shortly after the arrival of the paramedic, the man regained consciousness “and had a good pulse,” the police report stated. At 1:32 p.m. he was transported to George Washington University Hospital for further treatment.  

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