Police: Man arrested near White House had carload of weapons

By Sara Shayanian  |  Sept. 25, 2017 at 9:55 AM
share with facebook
share with twitter
| License Photo

Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A man who was arrested near the White House over the weekend had a car full of weapons nearby, authorities said Monday.

Secret Service agents approached the man for urinating in public outside the Renwick Gallery at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street -- about a block to the northwest of the White House.

According to a police report, the unidentified man later said he was actually on his way to the White House to speak to two top Trump administration officials -- National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Defense Secretary James Mattis to get advice "on missing paychecks and how to get the chip out of my head."

A search of the man's car, which carried Tennessee license plates, turned up multiple weapons -- including nine firearms. Officials said they confiscated several handguns and assault-style rifles, three knives, brass knuckles, gun suppressors, and ammunition.

Police "located three hard gun cases in plain view," the report said, prompting a request for the Secret Service crime scene unit to investigate further.

The suspect was taken to a facility for "mental observation" in Washington, D.C., and was charged with weapons violations.

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories