The man suspected of firing an AK-pattern rifle at the White House and hitting it twice on Friday has been arrested.
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was arrested at the Hampton Inn in Indiana, Pa. at about 12:35 p.m. Wednesday after a hotel employee recognized him and called police. He is currently in the custody of Pennsylvania State Police.
When reached by phone, a hotel employee said he had been instructed by police not to speak to reporters. A bomb squad has since been called to search the hotel.
Ortega-Hernandez was sought by federal authorities after reports of gunfire near the White House on Friday night while President Barack Obama was traveling to a summit in Hawaii. Witnesses heard shots and saw two speeding vehicles in the area. An assault rifle was also recovered.
No one was injured in the shooting, but officials are investigating two bullets that hit the White House, one of them apparently cracking a window on the residential level where the Obama family lives.
The article – and many more like it – are doing all they can to omit the fact that Ortega was suspected of being at Occupy DC, and that the Secret Service searched there for him among the tents, lice, and poo.
Obviously he fit right in there, being crazy, dirty, and dangerous.