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Bullet Strikes a White House Window

Someone fired a gun at the White House, perhaps last Friday:

OrtegaThe Secret Service is investigating how a bullet hit an exterior window of the White House.  A round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the building's historic exterior glass.  The Secret Service also tells News4 that one additional round was also found on the exterior of the White House.  Both rounds were discovered Tuesday morning.

The investigation started after an incident on November 11, when gunshots were heard near the White House.  The Secret Service has not yet conclusively connected Friday's incident with the bullets found on White House grounds.

Investigators are focused on a 21-year-old man still at large named Oscar Ortega-Hernandez after this car was found abandoned with an assault rifle in it near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on Friday night.

UPDATE: Suspect is captured.

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  1. With the combination of the racist tea party and the anti-gay, racist republican candidates clown show spewing their ugly hatred, I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner.

    Posted by: Matthew | Nov 16, 2011 8:15:44 AM

  2. @ Matthew How did you come to this conclusion? There are tons of ways someone with twisted logic could want to shoot the president.

    Posted by: Tonez | Nov 16, 2011 8:21:32 AM

  3. A bill has been introduced to allow people to carry concealed weapons in DC. This presents a dilemma for Congress. On the one hand they want to give the gun lobby everything they want. On the other, they could get killed by crazed constituents.

    Posted by: Charlie | Nov 16, 2011 8:45:16 AM

  4. What on earth is "historic" glass?

    Posted by: jomicur | Nov 16, 2011 11:01:02 AM

  5. @ Jomicur - Historic glass would be the almost original (post-1814 at least) wavy non-insulated glass in the White House windows. Said glass is apparently backed up by some bullet-proof glass, sad yet fortunate as that is.

    Posted by: Tazrak | Nov 16, 2011 11:48:08 AM

  6. Sorry Matthew, he's one of yours. He looks exactly like the OWS squatter hippies. Regardless, lock him up.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 16, 2011 9:30:59 PM


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