White House Shooting

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Oscar Remiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21-year-old Idaho man, has been arrested Wednesday after a four-hour manhunt; his first court appearance will occur in Pittsburgh at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, the Star Tribune reported.

According to the Star Tribune, Ortega-Hernandez took shots at the White House on Friday night around 9:30 p.m. from Constitution Avenue, approximately 750 yards south of the White House -provided by The New York Times.

The President and Michelle Obama were away from the White House at the time the shooting occurred -vacationing in California and Hawaii- according to the Star Tribune.

U.S. Park Police found an abandoned car with the semiautomatic assault rifle near bridge exiting the Capitol, according to the New York Times.

Ortega-Hernandez was arrested around 12:35 p.m. The New York Times reported, at a hotel in Pennsylvania; criminal records reveal accounts in Idaho, Texas and Utah; Ortega-Hernandez's mental health status is under examination -it was a God-sent personal mission, according to the Star Tribune.

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