U.S. Secret Service arrests two armed men near White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agents of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) arrested two armed men near the White House on Saturday.

According to the spokesperson for the Secret Service, at 5:30 p.m. on 13 February, two people approached a USSS officer near the intersection of Pennsylvania Street where the White House is located.

“One of them had a pistol and was arrested immediately,” said the spokesperson. “The second was arrested after an unlicensed pistol and ammunition were found in his car, which was parked nearby.”

According to a police report, the two men approached Secret Service agents, announcing that they came to meet the U.S. President and deliver him a message.

Media outlets reported that President Joe Biden was not in the White House at the time; he had left Washington the day before, heading to Camp David.