A man with a BB gun and a woman carrying a pistol without a license were arrested outside the White House Saturday attempting to deliver a letter to President Joe Biden, WTOP News reported Monday.
One of the suspects approached an officer dressed in plain clothes and told him that the pair wanted to meet and “deliver a letter” to Biden, a U.S. Secret Service spokesperson said, WTOP reported. The man told the officer that he was armed and the woman said that there was another weapon in a nearby vehicle.
Both the man and woman were arrested and the weapons and vehicle were secured by law enforcement, according to WTOP.
“Two people, one of whom said they were there to meet with the president, approached U.S. Secret Service officers outside the White House Saturday and were arrested after admitting to having weapons…” https://t.co/szZfSsDdId
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The man was in possession of a BB gun and the woman was charged with carrying a firearm, specifically a pistol, without a license, according to WTOP. Both the firearm and the ammunition in possession of the woman were unregistered.
No injuries were reported and the names of the man and woman were not released, according to. WTOP. The pair’s motive has not yet been disclosed.
The Biden administration announced a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin last month in response to the Capitol riot and the potential for domestic extremists to carry out violent attacks, the Daily Caller reported.
The U.S. Secret Service did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.