Man arrested outside John Kerry's house
July 14th, 2013
10:23 PM ET

Man arrested outside John Kerry's house

By CNN Staff

A man who apparently aroused the suspicion of security personnel outside Secretary of State John Kerry's home in Boston was arrested on Sunday on an alcohol-related charge, and authorities later found a pellet gun in his car, a Kerry aide said.

Glen Johnson, a Kerry spokesman, said members of the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service observed the man, who was not identified, taking a picture of a window at Kerry's house.

They requested help from Boston Police, who questioned the man and then arrested him on possession of an open container of alcohol. While searching his vehicle, they saw what turned out to be a pellet gun, Johnson said.

Kerry has mostly been in Boston for the past week after his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, 74, was hospitalized after suffering a seizure, according to doctors.

Kerry was visiting his wife at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Sunday.

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