Obama BB Gun: Man Arrested With BB Gun Near President Obama’s Motorcade

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By: / April 9, 2013

Connecticut police have arrested a man who pulled out a rifle-like BB gun as President Obama’s motorcade passed by.

Authorities say that the unidentified man was pacing back and forth before drawing the weapon as the motorcade went by in Bloomfield while returning to Bradley International Airport, according to the AP.

The president had given a speech on gun control at the University of Hartford earlier. He also hosted a fundraising brunch in Silicon Valley last week to speak on gun control and immigration reform.

Police say officers noticed the man’s suspicious behavior and took him into custody by force when he pulled out the gun.

Bloomfield police have not released the man’s name or the charges against him. He is expected to be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday (Apr. 9).