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Secret Service arrests two people with weapons near White House

Uniformed Secret Service officers confronted the two people at 15th Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Credit: AP
An American flag flies over the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON β€” Two people were arrested Saturday near the White House, one who had a BB gun and the other in possession of a pistol, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Uniformed Secret Service officers confronted the two people at 15th Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue. 

Both reportedly disclosed that they had weapons. One of them had the weapon on them and the other said they had a weapon in a car nearby, said the federal law enforcement agency.

"During the course of the encounter and subsequent arrests, the individuals posed no immediate danger to any Secret Service protected," said Secret Service.

One person was arrested for possession of a BB gun and the second person was arrested for carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition.

Here is the full statement from a Secret Service spokesperson:

β€œOn Feb. 13 at approximately 5:24 p.m., two individuals approached U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division officers near 15th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave. One of the individuals disclosed the possession of a weapon and was immediately detained and the second individual disclosed the location of an additional weapon in a vehicle nearby. Uniformed Division officers located the vehicle and took possession of the weapon. The first individual was arrested for possession of a BB gun and the second individual was arrested for carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition. During the course of the encounter and subsequent arrests, the individuals posed no immediate danger to any Secret Service protectee.”

Credit: AP
An American flag flies over the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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