A military aide was arrested Thursday after he brought a loaded gun to an entrance of the White House, the United States Secret Service confirms to News4.
Tansey works at the White House military office as a civilian military staffer for the Air Force. He is authorized and credentialed to work at the White House, but he doesn't have authority to have a weapon there, a spokesperson for the Secret Service said.
According to charging documents, a pistol was inside Tansey's backpack, which he placed into a Secret Service X-ray screener.
Tansey does not have a license to carry a gun in Washington, D.C., charging documents said.
He said in an interview with detectives that the gun belongs to him.
News4 has reached out to Tansey for comment.
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