Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) has been charged with a misdemeanor count of falsely pulling a fire alarm.
The charge comes after Bowman pulled a fire alarm in the Cannon House Office Building shortly before lawmakers voted on a spending measure to prevent a government shutdown last month.
Bowman said at the time that he pulled the alarm by mistake.
Capitol police say they completed their investigation and presented a probable cause arrest warrant to the D.C. Attorney General’s Office Wednesday.
In a statement, Bowman’s office said he came to an agreement with the D.C. Attorney General to withdraw the charge in three months if he pays a $1,000 fine and write an apology to the Capitol Police.
“I’m thankful for the quick resolution from the District of Columbia Attorney General’s office on this issue and grateful that the United States Capitol Police General Counsel’s office agreed I did not obstruct nor intend to obstruct any House vote or proceedings,” Bowman said in a statement, according to The Hill.
“I am responsible for activating a fire alarm, I will be paying the fine issued, and look forward to these charges being ultimately dropped.”