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Woman with gun is arrested outside White House

Woman with gun is arrested outside White House
A Secret Service officer stands in front of the White House. A Michigan woman was arrested Thursday for wearing a gun during a protest outside the White House, authorities said. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images)

A Michigan woman who was carrying a gun while participating in a demonstration outside the White House was arrested Thursday night, according to the Secret Service.

April Lenhart, 23, of Mount Morris, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. local time when Secret Service agents noticed she had a holstered pistol on her hip while she walked along the fence line of the property, according to Robert Hoback, a Secret Service spokesman.

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Lenhart has been charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition and carrying a pistol without a license, according to the Secret Service.

Lenhart made no statements to authorities, Hoback said.

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