updated 9/23/2008 6:06:14 PM ET 2008-09-23T22:06:14

Officers arrested a man who approached security barriers around presidential candidate Barack Obama's home Tuesday and later found a gun in his car, Chicago police said.

The man wasn't armed when he was arrested as he approached the barriers, posted with no-access signs, around the home on the city's South Side, said police spokesman Daniel O'Brien. But police say they later searched his nearby car and found the gun.

The man's name hasn't been released because he wasn't immediately charged.

Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley earlier said the man appeared to be intoxicated.

The man didn't say or do anything threatening and never breached the outer security perimeter, Wiley said.

Wiley wouldn't say if Obama was home at the time.

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