Actor Kal Penn robbed at gunpoint in D.C.

WASHINGTON Penn's former publicist has confirmed that the actor, whose given name is Kalpen Modi, was robbed on a Washington, D.C. street early Tuesday.

Penn is in the nation's capitol working for the White House's Office of Public Liaison. He is focusing on connecting the president with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.

While the specifics have not been confirmed by police, a crime report says an armed robber forced the victim to lie on the ground and hand over his cell phone and other personal items.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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