Cops: Man arrested near Obama home had gun in car

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say they've arrested a man after he approached security barriers around presidential candidate Barack Obama's home. They say a gun was later found in his car.

Police spokesman Daniel O'Brien says the man wasn't armed when he was arrested Tuesday as he approached the barriers, posted with no-access signs, around the home on the city's South Side.

But police say they later searched his nearby car and found the gun.

The man's name hasn't been released because he isn't charged, but O'Brien says authorities could file charges later in the day.

Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley earlier said the man was apparently intoxicated.

Wiley says he didn't say or do anything threatening. He also never breached the outer security perimeter.

Wiley wouldn't say if Obama was home at the time.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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