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Bullet strikes White House

16 November 2011, 17:59

Washington - A bullet has struck the ballistic glass of an exterior window of the White House and another round has been found nearby, the Secret Service said Wednesday.

The bodyguard detail charged with protecting the US president and other top officials began investigating after an incident on Friday when gunshots were heard near the White House, the service said in a statement.

The Secret Service later determined that the shots were fired from 700-800 yards (meters) away from the White House and issued an arrest warrant for Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 21. It did not provide further details on the shooting.

The bullet damage to the White House “has not been conclusively connected to Friday’s incident, and an assessment of the exterior of the White House is ongoing,” the Secret Service said.


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