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Obama BB gun incident sees man arrested in Conn.

Authorities say the man was pacing back and forth and then pulled out the BB gun Monday as the Obama motorcade went by in Bloomfield while returning to Bradley International Airport following a speech by Obama on gun control. 

By Associated Press / April 9, 2013

President Barack Obama departs in his motorcade after playing a round of golf at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, April 6.

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.

Police in Connecticut say they arrested a man who pulled out a rifle-like BB gun as President Barack Obama's motorcade passed by him.

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Authorities say the man was pacing back and forth and then pulled out the gun Monday as the motorcade went by in Bloomfield while returning to Bradley International Airport, after the president gave a speech on guncontrol at the University of Hartford.

Bloomfield police have not released the man's name or the charges against him.

Police say officers noticed the man acting suspiciously and took him into custody by force when he pulled out the gun.

The man is expected to be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday.

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