Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Secret Service seeks shooter in White House drive by

BULLETIN: Using information provided by the Secret Service, Pennsylvania State Police arrested 21-year-old Oscar Ortega at 12:35 p.m. at a hotel located in that state.

Washington – A suspect believed to have fired shots at the White House last week is still at large and police believe he may be a threat to President Obama. Investigators found a semi-automatic weapon in a crashed car belonging to Oscar Ramiro Ortega, a 21-year-old Idaho man, according to published reports. Mr. Ortega has a fixation with the White House and a criminal record that includes convictions for domestic violence, drug offenses, and assaulting police officers, according to sources.

U.S. Park Service Police found a bullet found a bullet embedded in a White House window after Friday's incident. Ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass stopped its flight. Authorities believe Ortega has been in the DC area for weeks, repeatedly visiting the Washington Mall, and possibly blending in with Occupy protesters.

Mr. Ortega is a 5-foot, 11-inch, 160-pound Hispanic from Albuquerque.

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