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Police Arrest Armed Man Near White House

FILE - A Secret Service agent stands in the foreground as President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart for a weekend retreat at Camp David, from the White House in Washington, Sept. 8, 2017.

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.