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. American Patriot

    You people just dont get it.
    This is a facad, they guy they got probably had nothing to do with it.
    Three months ago the White House and Marine Corp building was also shot.

    Last weekend the White House was surrounded by 10,000 protestors. Who could have done it.

    Next time there is going to be 150,000 show up and start climbing the fences.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    Are you right winnger so stupid??.....wait ..yes they are! Stating because a person has a beard, hair kinda long, non white ohhhhhh noooohe cant be one of us.He must be a (old out of date term brought on by the right wing stupid) hippy. Lol what a joke you people are.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JOE

    I smell conspiracy here. I believe the rightwing extremists were behind this plot. No, perhaps not to harm the President presumably but...well, Just check out the guy's name...Oscar Ramiro Ortega Hernandez. His name is very Hispanic or Latin and I believe he is being used to mislead the Hispanic/Latin community into believing that there is a gripe between President Obama and Hispanics in America as a means of swing the Latin vote. Do't believe it? Then why a semi outomatic rifle registered in this guy's name would just be left at the scene of the crime? Its like OJ leaving the knife at the scene of the crime. This is a conspiracy! Well, it may have worked in the midterm elections but it will never work in the general elections. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stratmaster

      You and Uncle Meat need to be locked in a room together.

      November 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • watermelonman

      Sure your name's not JOSE...?

      November 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sharon p

    I am glad the president and his family and staff were not harmed. The apparent suspect appears to be a mentally disturbed criminal. He should be locked up for as long as possible.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • watermelonman

      And practice his marksmanship for next time

      November 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scratcher

    You're a sick, sick person.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Winston III

    One has to ask if this is the first time this has happened...

    November 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • watermelonman

      Dunno, but sure won't be the last...

      November 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    b

    November 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. OMG

    Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez. OMG!Is this the same guy who was serial killer in Texas? He would ride trains to break in houses and kill its residents. Shooting at the White House now! OK, that's the last straw.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Louie

      I would have thought that serial killing would have been the last straw, this is just bonus.

      November 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nothiga

      Did you mean the Tucson, Arizona shooter?

      November 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      No, the serial killer you mention is currently on death row in Texas.

      November 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. UpCountry Conservative

    Big deal. An airplane hit the White House when Clinton was president

    November 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Richard

    There are plenty of gun manufacturers in Central and South America, they don't need American made guns to wreak havoc in the U.S. Jose could have gotten the gun from anywhere on the planet.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    true might be the same person.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scratcher

    LMAO.....political nuts. You can be a hoot.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. fwat

    They probed the White House bullets? With what? Tiny alien probes? Did they question the bullets as well after the probing?

    November 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scratcher

    You are a sick and disturbed individual.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. FM

    You understand that with that comment you just put yourself under the scrutiny of the Secret Service, right? Big Brother is watching you.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
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