Armed Man Shot Outside White HouseLatest News, World News Saturday, May 21st, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following threat to security, the Secret Service has shot an armed man outside the White House.
US officials confirmed the development Friday. The Police explained that a man was spot, brandishing a weapon at a security checkpoint near the building, after which he was shot in stomach.
After the shooting, the White House was briefly placed on lock down after the shooting. While President Barack Obama was golfing in Maryland occurred, Vice President Joe Biden was in the White House at the time the incident occurred.
The victim with critical injuries according to officials was subsequently transported to hospital.
It would be recall in 2014, Iraq War veteran Omar Gonzalez jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a knife.
Another man, Joseph Caputo, scaled the White House fence on Thanksgiving of last year.
In 2011, Oscar Ortega-Hernandez shot at the White House and was charged with attempting to assassinate Mr. Obama or a member of his staff.
The law enforcement sources then indicated that Mr Ortega-Hernandez was believed to be on a personal mission to attack the White House.
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