Man detained near home of former president released

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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WFAA

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 25 at 10:45 AM

DALLAS - The Secret Service took a man into custody Tuesday afternoon who had a gun in his vehicle next to the home of former President George W. Bush. He said he was attempting to deliver a "spiritual message" to the former president.

Dallas police sources told News 8 that police were called to the 10000 block of Daria Place by the request of the Secret Service. They detained a man who was believed to be armed with a gun.

The Bushes are currently out of town.

The man made it through a gate at the end of the block on Meaders Lane by closely following another vehicle. The Secret Service monitors the gate 24 hours a day with cameras and microphones.

The man told the Secret Service he got a "spiritual message" to come there to deliver that message to the former president. They searched the man's car and found a weapon in the glove compartment of the vehicle.

The man does have a concealed handgun license in the State of Texas, according to  Dallas police.

At this time, the Dallas Police Department says it has no reason to hold the man. However, the Secret Service continued to question the man for more information. They do not believe the man was a threat to the former president.

There have been several incidents in the past of people trying to make it through the gates to get a message to or see former President Bush.

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