Secret Service Arrests Man With Rifle Near White House

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November 19, 2014 4:27 p.m.

U.S. Secret Service reportedly arrested an Iowa man in possession of a .30-30 rifle and ammunition on Wednesday near the White House, The The New York Times.

The man was identified as Renae Kapheim, 41, according to the Times. He allegedly approached uniformed Secret Service officers near the White House, the Times reported.

“He said that someone had told him that he should come to the White House so he had driven to Washington to do so,” an anonymous law enforcement official told the Times. “The officers interviewed him there and realized that there needed to be further investigating because something wasn’t right.”

Kapheim reportedly consented to a search of his car, which was when the hunting rifle and ammunition were found. The Times reported he has been charged with possession of an illegal firearm.

CBS News Correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted about the incident.

This post has been updated.

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