Man arrested in probe of White House bullets
A bullet is believed to have hit an exterior window on the south side of the White House.
November 16th, 2011
02:09 PM ET

Man arrested in probe of White House bullets

Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly was involved in a shooting incident that may be responsible for two bullets found this week at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Police arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez near Indiana, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Secret Service said. Authorities say they believe he was involved in a shooting that happened near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday night.

Two bullets were found Tuesday, including one that hit an exterior White House window and was stopped by bulletproof glass, and another found on the White House exterior.

Ortega-Hernandez is in the custody of the Pennsylvania State Police.

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  1. emmanuel goldstein

    He was just trying to scare the pr*ck, you know, like the gummint tries to scare us while it steals 15 trillion a year.

    November 17, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    this four named perp needsa whuppin' fer temptin' to keeel our president...nothing likah lil detarrent t'show that kinna behavior is just not tolerated in this here america...first lady mimee needsa hull husband and dem shilrens needs they daddy...SO USE PEOPLE NEED T'MINE YER MANNERS AND STOP ALL THIS IGNANCE...CHA HEAR MEH?!?!?

    November 17, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. mik

    The media isn't covering this story because the shooter is an Hispanic dude who just came from an OWS protest. Imagine how different the coverage would have been if the shooter had been a white dude coming from a Tea Party rally.

    The media can't be trusted for simple stories any more.

    November 17, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. V. Putin

    Someone buy that dude a rocket launcher. Bummer that he didn't score.

    November 17, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Todd in DC

      and yet you enjoy government handouts I bet. Go to the Middle East (not Israel). They love changing governements with bullets. You'd fit right in.

      November 17, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. mameshki

    Aren't these the very people, OWS, that Obama blessed a couple months back. Now they are taking guns to the boy.

    November 17, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. ditchdigger2

    Fire small arms on the White House, this guy is mentally incompetent, i know it's not PC, to rag on the retarded. This march on wall street, knows they will generate at least one nut case, create a non existant situation. Paid for by the US taxpayer.

    November 17, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mac Tonight

    Gunshots go off in DC and people are surprised?

    November 17, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |

    im thinking he is a plant for a gun grab! damn 2 faced hypocrits

    November 17, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. J.D.

    First off, let me say I think Obama is a worthless, pathetic TOOL and is easily the WORST President this country has ever (and, God willing) WILL ever know.

    That said, I PRAY Obama serves out his term in perfect health and nothing happens to him between now and the day he leaves office in 2013 after being SOUNDLY defeated in the 2012 elections. He would be too powerful a tool for the Democrat Party if he were a martyr - and if ANYTHING happens to him look for Democrat fingerprints and money to be all over the incident.

    I don't care a lick what happens to him after he leaves office but I'll continue to pray for his health until then!

    November 17, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. JesuitWarrior

    Why did it take from Friday shots fired to Tuesday to discover the broken window at the White House? That seems like a very long time to have a broken window go undetected there.

    November 17, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. s kel


    November 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. s kel

    DIE WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK!!!! Ahhhhhh the thought of that, YES!

    November 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. llbabe

    From the day Obama was sworn into this was long spoken about. It comes as no surprise that someone would try to take his life. Obama is not only the first black president but he is also cleaning up a major mess left behind by prior President Bush.

    November 18, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. doug

    obama should know that if his life is n danger-then he should resigne from the presidency as soon as he learned of this-that way he will no longer b n any danger-so that way biden can b prez !

    November 21, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
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