Man Arrested for Gun in Car Parked Near US Capitol: Police

A man was arrested near the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning after Capitol Police officers found a gun and ammunition in his car, police say.

The gun, ammunition and "other items" were found in a car parked in the 300 block of New Jersey Avenue NW, just north of the Capitol Building, Capitol Police said in a statement. Officers saw the gun about 9 a.m. during a routine parking enforcement.

The man, Robert Wesley Combs, 23, returned to his car as officers investigated. Combs, of Monroe, Georgia, was arrested and taken to Capitol Police headquarters. Charges are pending.

Police said there's no indication the incident had any link to terrorism.

Combs was charged with having an unregistered gun and ammunition, and transporting the gun.

Streets in the area were closed temporarily but later reopened.

Also on Thursday morning, Secret Service officers were "alerted to a vehicle at a checkpoint" near the White House, the Secret Service said on Twitter. Lafayette Park and the White House's North Fence were closed during the investigation. No other information was released, and there was no indication the two incidents were linked.

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