The Secret Service was alerted to the presence of a man outside the White House Tuesday morning wielding a firearm.
Upon approach to the man’s vehicle, agents arrested the individual and confiscated his car and weapon.
WJLA reports the following:
“WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A man was arrested outside the White House early Tuesday morning with a loaded gun inside a vehicle, the Secret Service said.
The incident was first reported as a suspicious vehicle around 2:30 a.m. in the area of 15th Street and New York Avenue, NW, according to authorities.
A D.C. police report states that 43-year-old Bryan Mchugh of Alexandria, Virginia, told responding officers the vehicle “contained a pressure switch with extra gasoline.” Authorities say, the vehicle was searched and no explosives were found, but a loaded gun was recovered.”