White House shooting suspect held in Pennsylvania

A 21-year-old Hispanic man wanted in connection with shooting near the White House last Friday was arrested by the police from a hotel in Pennsylvania.

Washington: A 21-year-old Hispanic man
wanted in connection with shooting near the White House last Friday was arrested by the police from a hotel in Pennsylvania, the US Secret Service said.

"On Wednesday afternoon at approximately 12:35 pm, based on information generated by Secret Service agents from the
Pittsburgh Field Office, Pennsylvania state police troop
located and arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Herndandez at a hotel
near Indiana, Pennsylvania," Secret Service Special agent in
Charge Edwin Donovan said.

Ortega-Hernandez is currently in the custody of the
Pennsylvania State Police, Donovan said.

Ortega-Herndandez is suspected to be involved in the
shooting near the White House on Friday night.

He was apparently last seen running from a bridge near
the White House, before being arrested yesterday.

One AK-47 was recovered from the vehicle near the White
House which is believed was abandoned by him after the fire
shots, in which no one was injured.

Given the shooting in the proximity of the White House,
the Secret Service opened an investigation into the incident.
Yesterday the Secret Service recovered one of the bullets
that had hit a White House window.

Damage to an exterior window was discovered at the White
House, the Secret Service said.

A round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the
historic exterior glass.

One additional round was found on the exterior of the
White House.

This damage was not been conclusively connected to
Friday`s incident, and an assessment of the exterior of the
White House is ongoing.

Neither the President nor the First Lady were at the
White House at the time of the incident.

PTI

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