Monthly Archives: November 2011

White House shooting suspect charged with attempted assassination

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The man accused of firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff. Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of  Idaho Falls, Idaho, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a hotel near Indiana, Pa., after a desk clerk recognized his picture and immediately called authorities. At his…

Gunshots reported a few blocks from White House

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Shots were reported fired Friday night between the White House and the Washington Monument, setting off a flurry of law enforcement activity, a U.S. Park Police spokesman said. The incident was reported shortly after 9 p.m., according to Sgt. David Schlosser, spokesman for the Park Police. Responding officers found an abandoned vehicle in the vicinity…