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Armed Woman Arrested Outside White House

Michigan's April Lenhart charged with carrying an unregistered firearm
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2014 1:45 AM CST
Armed Woman Arrested Outside White House
A Marine stands guards outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, signifying that President Barack Obama is working inside.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Inside the White House, President Obama was talking immigration; outside, Secret Service agents were making an arrest. Agents say that just before 8:30pm last night they spotted April Lenhart, 23—who NBC News reports was taking part in a demonstration—walking with a holstered 9mm handgun along the north fence, accompanied by a male. She was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and ammunition and carrying a pistol without a license. An official described Lenhart as uncooperative and her intentions as unknown, the Washington Post reports. A day earlier, a man with a rifle was arrested near the White House. (Read more White House stories.)

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