November 16, 2011

DC #Occupyer Fired Shots at White House
May Be Threat to President (updated/bumped Suspect in Custody)

If you hadn't heard about the shots fired in DC earlier this week, the police have linked the shooting to a suspect and also found two bullets lodged in the White House.


ABC News has learned authorities are increasingly concerned that a man sought in connection with a bizarre shooting incident on the Washington Mall last week may pose a threat to President Obama.

The Secret Service now suspects that a bullet fired in this incident may have hit the White House after a bullet round was found in a White House window, though the round had not yet been conclusively linked to the incident. The round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass, while an additional round has been found on the exterior of the White House.

Police believe the suspect, 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega of Idaho, is mentally ill. Ortega has an extensive record, ranging from domestic violence to drug charges. Sources say a police investigation has uncovered evidence suggesting Ortega has a fixation on the White House.

At 9:30 p.m. Friday, police received reports of shots fired in the bustling area of 16th street and Constitution Ave.

Authorities would later find a car in the area. The suspect had fled, but what police discovered inside the vehicle left them deeply concerned: an assault style rifle and empty shell casings.

But then at the end of the article, away from everything else in the article, almost as if its no big deal...
U.S. Park police say Ortega may have spent time blending in with Occupy D.C. protesters.
DHS report coming out about the danger of violent Left Wing Extremists connected connected to the Occupy movement soon, we're not exactly sure when... Probably sometime after November 2012.

Filed under Domestic Terror.

Update: Here is an image of the suspect from FOXNEWS.

U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser said Sunday that officers had obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect on a felony charge of carrying a dangerous weapon, in connection with the incident.

Ortega-Hernandez is thought to have remained in the Washington, D.C., area following Friday's drama. Secret Service describe him as a 21-year old, Hispanic male, 5'11", 160 pounds, with a medium build, brown eyes and black hair.

Update the Secret Service reportedly has arrested the suspect.

Hat Tip: Zeke.

Update II: CNN:

Police arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez near Indiana, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Secret Service said...

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

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