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A man is taken into custody by uniformed Secret Service Police on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington. The Secret Service arrested the man for tossing lit firecrackers over the White House fence. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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By Reuters
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 10:03 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — A man threw firecrackers over the White House's north fence on Monday, just hours after a shooting rampage in the capital in which 12 people died, the Secret Service said.

Uniformed agents sealed off the area in front of the presidential mansion and ordered journalists in the driveway in front of the West Wing to move inside the building.

With the capital on high alert because of the earlier shootings, reaction to the firecrackers was immediate, with some people tweeting that shots had been heard.

“There have not been shots outside the White House,” said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan.

Video of the incident showed agents apprehending a man dressed in shorts and a short-sleeve shirt before leading him away.

The man, identified as Alexander Sahagian, has been arrested, a law enforcement official said. The charge was likely to be throwing projectiles.

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