UPDATED: November 20, 2014 10:35 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A woman armed with a gun was reportedly arrested in front of the White House Thursday night.

The woman was spotted by Secret Service agents around 8:30 p.m. walking along the north fence on Pennsylvania Avenue, CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller reports.

A Secret Service spokesman tells Knoller that special agents spotted a gun in a holster around the woman’s waist. Uniformed division officers then arrested the woman.

Officials say the woman was found to be carrying a 9mm handgun in the holster. She is identified as 23-year-old April Lenhart of Michigan.

She is reportedly undergoing further questioning, but is said to be uncooperative.

President Obama was in the White House at the time of the arrest. He had finished his Address to the Nation from the East Room 15 minutes earlier.

This comes a day after a man was arrested near the White House after approaching a checkpoint claiming Obama had invited him. Agents later found a .30-30 rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car.

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