Firearm scare at George W Bush home

2012-01-25 10:22
Washington - George W Bush's Secret Service bodyguards questioned then released a man who dropped by the former president's Dallas, Texas home uninvited with a firearm in his vehicle, an official said.

"An individual showed up at the former president's residence. He wasn't invited or expected. Our agents interviewed him, along with Dallas police. He was ultimately released," said Secret Service spokesperson Edwin Donovan.

"During the interview he admitted he was a licensed gun carrier and had a gun in his vehicle," Donovan said by telephone. "He was still sent on his way."

Bush was not at home, according to a spokesperson for his office.

An official familiar with the US Secret Service's procedures said it was "not unusual for individuals to show up at our facilities" and that the agency questions people "on a daily basis" but added "what was unusual here was that he had a firearm in his vehicle".

"The firearm was secured in his vehicle... it wasn't on the dashboard or anything," said the official, who requested anonymity.

The possibly mentally disturbed man claimed he received a message from Bush that was "conveyed spiritually" and had come to pick up a package, Fox 4 News reported citing unnamed sources.
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