Police Identify Man Arrested At Obama Hotel

PELLA, IA -- Police identified the man they arrested outside Sen. Barack Obama's hotel this morning as Davit Zakaryan, 24.

Ottumwa police officers charged Zakaryan with driving without a license. When the police later searched his car, they found a knife with a blade longer than eight and a half inches -- a violation of Iowa law.

Lt. Tom McAndrew said Zakaryan, who has a home in Cincinatti, is being detained at the Wapello County jail.

McAndrew said that the Secret Service did not consider Zakaryan a threat to Obama.