Man arrested outside John Kerry's house in Mass.

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm •  Published: July 15, 2013
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BOSTON (AP) — A man arrested outside Secretary of State John Kerry's Boston home with what police say was a pellet gun in his car is being held on unrelated charges.

State Department security officers spotted the man parked in a no-parking zone Sunday afternoon and called police.

Police say the man, 29-year-old Vladimir Romanov of Boston, told security officers he was taking pictures to show a friend. When asked to move his vehicle, he said he'd been drinking.

Kerry spokesman Glen Johnson said the man was taking pictures of a window in Kerry's house. Kerry, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, was not home.

Romanov was arraigned Monday. A municipal court judge revoked Romanov's bail on an unrelated assault with a dangerous weapon charge and ordered him held for allegedly violating the terms of his probation on an earlier drunken driving case.

Boston Police officials said they responded at about 4 p.m. Sunday to a request for assistance from members of the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service who said they spotted a man taking several pictures of the windows of Kerry's home.

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