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Politics Secret Service: Two arrested on weapons charges near White House

01:00  16 february  2021
01:00  16 february  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Two people were arrested near the White House on Saturday on weapons charges , according to the Secret Service . The pair approached officers of the service ’s uniformed division about 5:25 p.m. near 15th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the agency said. The first was arrested in connection with possession of a BB gun and the other in connection with carrying a pistol without a license, the Secret Service said. The two did not present any threat to President Biden or his family during the incident, according to a statement from the Secret Service .

Two people, one of whom said they were there to meet with the president, approached U.S. Secret Service officers outside the White House Saturday and were arrested after admitting to having weapons , according to the Metropolitan Police Department and the Secret Service . The Secret Service said that "during the course of the encounter and subsequent arrests , the individuals posed no immediate danger to any Secret Service protectee.” At approximately 5:24 p.m., police said a man and a woman approached Secret Service officers "on their own accord" outside of a secured vehicle

The Secret Service arrested two people on weapons charges near the White House on Saturday.

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A spokesperson for the agency The Hill that two people approached agents near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street NW, where one person disclosed to officers that they had a BB gun and were immediately detained. The second person was detained after an unregistered pistol and ammunition were located in a nearby vehicle.

"During the course of the encounter and subsequent arrests, the individuals posed no immediate danger to any Secret Service protectee," the Secret Service said.

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The Secret Service on Saturday arrested a 66-year-old woman on charges that she was carrying a loaded near the White House , Fox News has confirmed. Police said the woman had the loaded gun in her car, which was parked near the White House . They said she claimed to be carrying a letter for The woman was also accompanied by a man who was carrying a BB gun, police said. White house lawyers tell meena harris to stop using aunt kamala to build brand: report. A police report says the suspect was detained around 5:30 p.m. near the Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant on

A police report provided to The Hill from D.C. Metropolitan Police indicated that the two people approached Secret Service agents declaring that they "were there to meet with the President of the United States and had a letter to deliver to him."

"On Feb. 13 at approximately 5:24 p.m., two individuals approached U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division officers near 15th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave," a Secret Service spokesperson told The Hill.

"One of the individuals disclosed the possession of a weapon and was immediately detained and the second individual disclosed the location of an additional weapon in a vehicle nearby. Uniformed Division officers located the vehicle and took possession of the weapon. The first individual was arrested for possession of a BB gun and the second individual was arrested for carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition," the spokesperson continued.

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President Biden was not at the White House during the time of the arrests, having departed Washington for Camp David on Friday.

"We're going to be up at Camp David for Valentine's Day," Biden told reporters, according to Bloomberg, adding he planned to "just hang out with the family and do what we always do" for the weekend.

Updated at 11:20 a.m. to correctly note that the names of the two arrested were not released.

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