Gunman near White House “only going to fire couple shots”

www.nbcwashington.com Published: July 18, 2013
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A man who displayed a loaded weapon at a U.S. Secret Service police booth outside the White House told officers, “I was only going to fire a couple of shots if no one confronted me,” according to court documents.



Officers arrested Christopher Wade Briggs in the 700 block of Jackson Place NW Tuesday afternoon, according to NBC Washington.

An officer in the police booth saw Briggs, who was not wearing a shirt, take a holstered semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun from a backpack and attach it to his belt, according to court documents. The officer called for backup to assist with the arrest.

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