The US Secret Service, which deals with the security of politicians, arrested a man and a woman at the White House on Saturday after they admitted to being armed. American media report that.
One of the two would have indicated to an agent of the Secret Service that he would like to meet with US President Joe Biden “to hand him a letter in person.” One of them would also have indicated at that time that he was carrying a weapon. This person was immediately arrested.
The second person then indicated that there would be a second weapon in a nearby vehicle. According to the Secret Service, the couple posed no direct danger to Biden’s staff either prior to or during the arrest.
The man has been charged with possession of an air rifle. The 66-year-old woman is charged with possessing an unlicensed gun, an unregistered weapon and unregistered ammunition. The Secret Service has confiscated the weapons.