Man With Gun Arrested At Obama Event Yesterday

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August 12, 2009 8:09 a.m.
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Maybe this whole Tea Party thing done got out of hand?

A 62-year old man was arrested yesterday by the Portsmouth police, and is now being investigated by the Secret Service, for having brought weapons to the site of President Obama’s New Hampshire visit.

Hours before Obama’s arrival, 62-year old Richard Terry Young of the nearby town of Hampton was found with a pocket knife, and then a subsequent search of his car found an unlicensed gun.

Previous reports of guns at political events turned out to be much less than alarming — as in Arizona, Tennessee and another in New Hampshire. But this one seems quite serious, if someone got arrested and the Secret Service is looking into it.

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