A uniformed member of the U.S. Secret Service stands guard in front of the White House Oct. 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
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An Iowa man was arrested near the White House on Wednesday after authorities discovered a file and ammunition in the car that he had reportedly driven from his hometown of Davenport to Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reports.

According to the report, 41-year-old R.J. “Renae” Kapheim was taken into custody after walking up to a U.S. Secret Service officer at a checkpoint and saying that someone in his hometown had told him to come to the White House. Upon searching his car, which was parked on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 16th streets NW, officers uncovered a .30-caliber rifle and more than 40 rounds of ammunition.


Kapheim was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and could face more charges, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told the Post.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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