Man with rifle, ammunition arrested near White House

A member of the US Secret Service stands guard in front of White House October 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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The U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday afternoon arrested a man near the White House after finding a .30-30 rifle and ammunition in the trunk of his car.

R.J. Renae Kapheim, a 41-year-old from Davenport, Iowa, approached a Secret Service checkpoint at the White House, according to an agency spokesman, and said that someone told him to go to the White House.

After further questioning, Secret Service accompanied Kapheim to his nearby car and found the rifle and ammunition. He was arrested for the possession of a firearm.