Man ARRESTED Outside White House Had Loaded Hunting Rifle

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The Secret Service arrested another man outside the White House on Wednesday who was later discovered to have a hunting rifle and ammunition in his car.

Renae Kapheim, 41, of Davenport, Iowa, told Secret Service officers he had driven to the President’s residence because someone told him to go.

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Kapheim approached uniformed Secret Service officers on foot at 15th and E Streets, a block from the White House, at 12:54 p.m., according to the officials. “He said that someone had told him that he should come to the White House so he had driven to Washington to do so,” said a senior law enforcement official. “The officers interviewed him there and realized that there needed to be further investigating because something wasn’t right.” Mr. Kapheim consented to a search of his car, which was parked on 16th Street and Constitution Avenue. In the course of that search, the officers found a hunting rifle in his trunk, and the ammunition. h/t nytimes

The officers arrested Mr. Kapheim on the spot, took him for additional questioning and seized his car, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat.

He has been charged with possession of an illegal firearm.

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