Ex-Officer With Cache of Weapons Arrested Near WH

The White House in Washington DC

A Florida man stopped for urinating near the White House on Sunday was arrested after authorities said they found at least nine firearms, including assault style weapons, in the trunk of his auto, according to a D.C. police report.

"The encounter with the individual resulted in Secret Service Officers taking investigative action".

Timothy Bates, of Collierville, Tennessee, has been charged with carrying a risky weapon, unlawful transport of weapon, possession of prohibited weapon, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition.

A search of the man's auto found him to be in possession of three knives, nine guns, ammunition, suppressors, brass knuckles, and silencers.

U.S. Secret Service officials said they initially stopped 37-year-old Timothy Joseph Bates, of Collierville, Tennessee, because he appeared to be urinating in public near the 1700 block of 17th Street NW, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspect was later arrested and charged.

A search of the man's vehicle, which carried Tennessee license plates, turned up multiple weapons - including nine firearms.

Bates was an officer with the city in 2000 and retired in August of 2013.

The case is the latest in a fast-rising number of White House fence jumpers and people deliberately violating security perminters on Capitol grounds.

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