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WASHINGTON - Three men were arrested in the past week after authorities said they tried to breach security barriers at the White House or violated orders to stay away from the U.S. Capitol and other government buildings. The incidents were unrelated.
The latest arrest occurred about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday when uniformed Secret Service officers arrested Dirk Renard Estes of California after, they said, he moved and walked past a security barrier near the East Wing of the White House.
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Police said Estes was carrying a Yorkshire terrier along with two book bags filled with clothes, a wallet and a District of Columbia Department of Corrections bracelet. He was wearing a Trump-branded fleece. Estes told the Secret Service that he admired President Donald Trump and wanted to meet him, according to the arrest affidavit filed in federal court.
The documents state that Estes thought he had entered the front door of the White House and that he wanted to tell the president "that God asked him to change the world." Authorities said he held a small New Testament Bible during his interview.
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Estes was charged with unlawful entry. The Secret Service said in court documents that he has been arrested several times on the same charge after similar breaches at the White House.
Estes told officers he would continue to try to meet Trump, authorities said. When told that such a meeting would not be possible, the affidavit says Estes responded by smiling and saying, "I'll just keep trying."
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On Sunday, the Secret Service said officers arrested Timothy Huynh of Virginia and charged him with unlawful entry after he allegedly entered a portion of Sherman Park that is part of the secured White House complex. The incident occurred about 7:15 a.m.
An arrest affidavit says Huynh jumped a bicycle rack with restricted entry signs posted, then...
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