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Authorities: Texas Man In Washington, DC Had Gun In Pickup And Asked Officer About Oval Office Info

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — A Texas man with a handgun and ammunition in his pickup truck was arrested near White House grounds on January 22 after telling an officer "he needed information about the Oval Office," court documents show.

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Pedestrians outside the White House in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22, 2021. (credit: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Macias Santiago, 37, from Midland, was parked at a meter when he asked an officer in full uniform if he could park there, then added the remark about Oval Office information, the documents say.

According to court papers, a search of the vehicle yielded a working unlicensed .40 caliber pistol, two fully loaded 8 round magazines and an opened box of 79 rounds of ammunition.

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