District of Columbia police arrested a man who was found early Tuesday sitting in his car near the White House with a loaded gun.
Police identified him as Bryan D. McHugh of Alexandria, Virginia. They charged him with carrying an unregistered pistol and having no license to carry a gun.
Secret Service officers found what they said was a "suspicious vehicle" near the White House grounds about 2:30 a.m. They called for police backup when McHugh was allegedly found with a loaded gun.
A street near the White House was temporarily closed while the car was searched. The vehicle was declared safe.
VOA's Steve Herman contributed to this report.