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Man arrested near White House had gun in car

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, November 19 2014 Nov 19, 2014 November 19, 2014 2:38 PM November 19, 2014 in News
Source: ABC News
By: Devin Dwyer & Pierre Thomas

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service arrested a 41-year-old Iowa man one block from the White House today after a search of his car uncovered a rifle and ammunition, law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News.

The man, R.J. Kapheim, from Davenport, Iowa, approached a uniform division officer on the corner of 15th St and E St NW at 12:54 p.m. and "stated that someone in Iowa told him to go to the White House," said Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor.

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He was not threatening in any way, but his behavior was deemed suspicious.

Officers located and conducted a search of his vehicle, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with Iowa tags.

It was parked on Constitution Ave between 16th St NW and 15th St NW. The weapon and ammunition were found in the car.

He is being held on charges of possessing an unregistered firearm, among others forthcoming, Mainor said.


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