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Man held at U.S. Capitol, had rifle in truck: police

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man who drove up to the U.S. Capitol complex and told police he had a delivery for President Barack Obama was arrested by police after telling them he had a rifle in his truck, police said on Tuesday.

The man “told officers that he had a delivery for President Obama so the officers began to question him further and he admitted to having a rifle in his truck,” said Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Hill Police.

CNN showed police removing a rifle from his truck.

Schneider said the man was taken into custody at the security checkpoint without incident and charges were pending. Schneider declined to identify the individual.

Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Doina Chiacu