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Man With Rifle Arrested by Secret Service Near the White House

"...stated that someone in Iowa told him to go to the White House."

Members of the Secret Service Counter Assault team are seen on the rooftop of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Dominic Adesanya, the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. He has been charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two police dogs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A man was detained by law enforcement near the White House with a rifle Wednesday afternoon, the Secret Service said.

Authorities arrested R.J. Kapheim who had in his possession a .30-30 rifle with ammunition nearby in his vehicle, authorities said.

Secret Service spokeswoman Nicle Mainor told ABC News that he approached a uniformed officer at 12.54 p.m. and "stated that someone in Iowa told him to go to the White House."

The man did not display any threatening behavior, but appeared suspicious, she added.

No other details were immediately available.

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