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Person With Weapon Arrested Near White House

The White House was briefly on lockdown while police arrested someone with a weapon

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    Armed Man Arrested Near White House
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    The White House was on lockdown for a short time Saturday afternoon after a Secret Service officer spotted a man walking nearby with a weapon.

    A spokesperson for the United States Secret Service said the officer noticed the man with a weapon in a holster about 1:12 p.m. while walking on Pennsylvania Avenue near Madison Place, on the eastern side of Lafayette Park.

    The officer confronted the suspect and there was a brief struggle before the officer arrested him.

    The suspect has been charged with carrying a firearm without a license, carrying unregistered ammunition, resisting arrest and committing a crime while wearing a mask.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The White House returned to normal operations after the suspect was taken to the Metropolitan Police Department.

    President Barack Obama was not at the White House at the time. He was in Maryland, playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base.