The Secret Service arrested a Iowa man after finding him parked near the White House  with weapons in his Volkswagen Passat.

R.J. Kapheim, 41, of Davenport, Iowa was arrested after he approached uniformed officers along 15th Street just before 1 p.m. and explained that someone in Iowa told him to drive to the White House.

The Secret Service then asked him where he was parked and let officers search the vehicle where they found a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knife in the trunk of his car parked near the White House.

source: The Associated Press contributed to this story