Bullet Hits White House Window


Updated 5:15 p.m.: Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a 21-year-old man wanted in connection with Friday's White House shooting, the Wall Street Journal Reports.  The suspect, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was captured at a hotel in Indiana, Pa.

The Secret Service and the FBI are investigating a shooting that occurred near the White House Friday, after multiple bullets were discovered at the scene, NBC Washington reports. 


According to a Secret Service statement, one bullet hit a White House window but was stopped by the ballistic glass behind the building's historic exterior glass. Another round was also found outside, but the Secret Service said the damage "has not been conclusively connected" to an incident on Nov. 11, when gunshots were heard near the White House.

Law enforcement responded to that reported shooting at 9:30 p.m. on Friday night, and investigators later found an assault rifle in a car abandoned near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Evidence from the car linked it to 21-year-old Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, who has a record of arrests in Idaho, Utah and Texas, according to MyFoxDC, and is believed to be mentally ill.

If whoever was responsible for the shooting was after the president and first lady, they missed by a long shot, and not just because of the ballistic glass: At the time of the incident, the Obamas were in California before traveling to Hawaii for the APEC forum.  

Read more at NBC Washington.

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