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Washington - Man Arrested After Incident With Romney Motorcade

Published on: November 29, 2012 02:52 PM
Last updated on: November 29, 2012 04:01 PM
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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, for his luncheon with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, for his luncheon with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Washington - The Secret Service said Thursday a man interfered with a motorcade carrying Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as his vehicle arrived at a secure checkpoint near the White House. The man was later arrested after he became combative during an interview with a police officer.

Secret Service spokesman Max Milien said the man, who was not identified, was standing near a security entrance to the White House and got in the motorcade’s way. The vehicle stopped briefly at the security gate and then entered the White House complex.

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Milien says the man was later interviewed by a uniform division officer and became combative. He was charged with assault on a police officer and unlawful entry.

Romney came to the White House for lunch with Obama, their first meeting since the election.

A CNN video of the incident shows a man briefly heckling Romney near the passenger side of the SUV before the vehicle proceeded through the gates and onto the grounds of the White House.


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 Nov 29, 2012 at 02:57 PM amerikaner Says:

i hope mitt let him have it for ruining American taxpayers lives

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