A shirtless man apprehended near the White House told officers he was “only going to fire a couple of shots if no one confronted me,” NBC Washington reported.
Secret Service police arrested Christopher Wade Briggs on Tuesday for carrying a pistol and two knives in Lafayette Park, which just north of the White House. He was also carrying an open container of alcohol.
According to court documents, his pistol was loaded with 13 rounds. He was also carrying two more full magazines and 171 rounds of ammo.
Briggs was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, two counts of possession of prohibited weapons, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition and possession of an unopened alcohol container.
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‘The world is on fire!’ Fox News pundit stunned after Trump decides to host G7 at his golf club
Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt was stunned by the White House decision to host next year's G7 summit at a property owned by President Donald Trump.
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced the international gathering would be held at Trump's struggling Doral golf course in Florida, and even the conservative Stirewalt couldn't believe the decision.
"The idea that this administration, dealing with what this administration is dealing with, right? A lot -- the unraveling in Syria, you’ve got the march to impeachment here at home, breaking news story every day. The world is on fire. Why?"
‘This has become the catch-us-if-you-can administration’ after Mulvaney blows off corruption: CNN’s Jim Acosta
On Thursday, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney dismissed concerns that the Trump administration had pressured the government of Ukraine to dig up information on political rivals.
"We do that all the time. Get over it," Mulvaney told reporters. "Politics is going to be involved in foreign policy--elections do have consequences."
CNN's Jim Acosta observed Thursday afternoon that corruption has just become the norm for Trump and his aides.
"I think that's probably a pretty remarkable admission coming from the acting Chief of Staff," Acosta said.
"You could almost read between the lines here where the acting Chief of Staff was almost saying to everybody in the room here, 'Catch us if you can.'"
WATCH: Trump’s chief of staff pummeled in rancorous press briefing after announcing G7 decision
President Donald Trump's chief of staff and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was pummeled by reporters demanding answers about the president scoring huge sums of taxpayer dollars by having a G7 summit at his Miami resort.
Mulvaney held a press conference on Thursday where he announced that the G7 meeting would be at Trump National Doral Miami in 2020. Reporters responded with many questions about self-dealing and the president's profits off of the event.