Person With Weapon Arrested Near White House | NBC 7 San Diego
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Person With Weapon Arrested Near White House

The White House was briefly on lockdown while police arrested someone with a weapon

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images
    (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    The White House was on lockdown for a short time Saturday afternoon after a Secret Service officer spotted a man walking nearby with a weapon.

    A spokesperson for the United States Secret Service said the officer noticed the man with a weapon in a holster about 1:12 p.m. while walking on Pennsylvania Avenue near Madison Place, on the eastern side of Lafayette Park.

    Flyer Protections on Overbooked Plane Flights

    [NATL] Flyer Protections on Overbooked Plane Flights

    NBC reports on the steps that flyers and travelers can take to protect themselves, and their vacation, from an overbooked flight.

    (Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

    The officer confronted the suspect and there was a brief struggle before the officer arrested him.

    The suspect has been charged with carrying a firearm without a license, carrying unregistered ammunition, resisting arrest and committing a crime while wearing a mask.

    The White House returned to normal operations after the suspect was taken to the Metropolitan Police Department.

    President Barack Obama was not at the White House at the time. He was in Maryland, playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base.

    New Artificial Wombs Stimulates Mom for Preemies

    [NATL] New Artificial Wombs Stimulates Mom for Preemies

    A new invention from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia may soon care for extremely premature babies. Artificial wombs stimulate an environment similar to a mother's womb - a method that researchers say is gentler than ventilators and incubators. 

    (Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017)