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Oscar Ortega-Hernandez indicted: Suspected White House shooter formally charged

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Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, the suspected White House shooter, has been formally indicted on charges that he tried to assassinate President Barack Obama.

Ortega-Hernandez faces a litany of charges, including attempted assassination of the president. (Photo: U.S. Park Police)

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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