Oscar Ortega-Hernandez indicted: Suspected White House shooter formally charged
Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, the suspected White House shooter, has been formally indicted on charges that he tried to assassinate President Barack Obama.
The charge is one of many introduced in an indictment released Tuesday.
Ortega-Hernandez faces a litany of charges, including:
-attempting to assassinate the President of the United States
-assaulting an officer or employee of the United States with a deadly weapon
-injury to property of the United States
-using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime
-assault with a dangerous weapon
-possession of a firearm
-interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition
On Nov. 11, authorities suspect that Ortega-Hernandez took several shots at the White House. At least two ammunition rounds were found on the grounds of the presidential mansion, with one of them breaking a window.
President Obama was in San Diego at the time of the shooting. Five days after the incident, Ortega-Hernandez was found and arrested at a motel in Indiana, Pa.
Ortega-Hernandez, an Idaho Falls, Idaho native, was reported missing by his family in late October.
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