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The suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred near the White House has been arrested in Pennsylvania, officials confirm.

The U.S. Secret Service said in a brief statement that Oscar Ortega-Hernandez was found by a Pennsylvania state trooper at a hotel near Indiana, Pa., shortly after noon on Wednesday. He is currently being held by the State Police.

The arrest comes as officials continue to investigate the incident, after discovering bullets at or near the White House.

According to a Secret Service statement earlier Wednesday, law enforcement found one bullet that smashed a window at the White House before being stopped by a second layer of "ballistic glass." Another round was found outside the White House. The Secret Service said the damage "has not been conclusively connected" to the shooting.

"An assessment of the exterior of the White House is ongoing," the Secret Service said.

Fox News has learned that the FBI joined the investigation on Tuesday at the request of the Secret Service and U.S. Park Police. The FBI has extensive expertise in evidence gathering, which could explain why the agency was called in to assist.

Law enforcement for days had been searching for the suspect, 21-year-old Ortega-Hernandez. The suspect has a record of arrests in Idaho, Utah and Texas, according to MyFoxDC, and reportedly is believed to be mentally ill.

Park Police originally obtained an arrest warrant for Ortega-Hernandez after discovering an AK-47-style rifle in an abandoned car Friday night. The car was found after Secret Service officers heard shots being fired between two vehicles about a half-mile from the White House.

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.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were in California at the time of the shooting, before traveling to Hawaii for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

News of the bullets' discovery broke shortly after the president landed in Australia for a brief 27-hour visit.

 

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They find bullets (or portions thereof) outside the White House and bullet damage to the building. This guy is a suspect but it's not clear why.

Did this douche bag really think the windows in the White House are made of plain glass? The whole place is probably armored and blast-resistant. Although, I think a few years ago when some other douche bag opened fire on the place, some of the rounds entered the press room.
 

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mike54 said:
If the US Govt is in charge of the investigation you can be assured that there are smoke and mirrors involved.
Hopefully waterboarding too! ;)
 

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Wouldn't it be bad if the weapon was a part of the ATF's fast and furious operation?   :eek:
 

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They find bullets (or portions thereof) outside the White House and bullet damage to the building. This guy is a suspect but it's not clear why.

Did this douche bag really think the windows in the White House are made of plain glass? The whole place is probably armored and blast-resistant. Although, I think a few years ago when some other douche bag opened fire on the place, some of the rounds entered the press room.
I speculate that the car with the AK-47 was his, or rented by him, or some such.
 

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Mosin1942 said:
Very convenient that he's "also believed to be mentally ill".
Ya think?:donald
 

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Look at the form. It's between the "renting a GPS" and "prepaying for gas".
No foolin!? That must be The Robfather Auto Rental! I knew he was up to something...
 

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Not looking to start any controversy here, but it appears that these shots were taken from what is speculated at nearly a third of a mile with an AK.....not an AR.

This detective work here sounds eerily like that of the movie Shooter.
 

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Ortega was scheduled to make his first appearance at 2 p.m. Thursday in federal court in Pittsburgh and many questions remained about his motive and background.

The White House declined to comment on the unfolding events.

Authorities are investigating the man's mental health and say there are indications he believed attacking the White House was part of a personal mission from God, according to a law enforcement official who spoke with The Associated Press. There are also indications the man had become obsessed with Obama and the White House, according to two officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
 

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for the love of god with the ak-47's. please? just for once.

i know the world is trying to run the robfather out on a rail but can we please spare the ak's? just once?
 

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Mad Russian said:
Wow! That was quick....and convenient!
and give the russian a cigar for again realizing how it's wag the dog all over american politics.

you know why it's an ak-47? because every tom, dick and harry know the word.

it may be time for the robfather to pick up anna chapman and head off for a deserted island somewhere.
 

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Mosin1942 said:
Very convenient that he's "also believed to be mentally ill".
i don't think he's mentally ill mike. i think he's just an ashhole.

either that or a patsy. lee harvey oswald making a shot that couldn't be physically duplicated. wilkes boothe running away on a broken leg. all sorts of good stuff.
 

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So now ACCIDENTALLY hitting the white house, from 700yds away, while shooting at another car, is believed to have been "a mission from God"!? This investigation is about as legitimate as Bloomberg's third term as Mayor.
 

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Not looking to start any controversy here, but it appears that these shots were taken from what is speculated at nearly a third of a mile with an AK.....not an AR.

This detective work here sounds eerily like that of the movie Shooter.
A third of a mile is just over 1755 ft. I hope a 7.62x39 can go at least that far. The warnings on some .22LR boxes say they are dangerous over a mile away.

As for hitting something the size of The White House from 1700+ ft with ak AK, I'd say that's some pretty good shootin'. :)
 
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