TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Firecrackers tossed at White House

AP
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)

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Global warming is slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences
  2. Bergdahl, speaking for 1st time, claims 12 attempts to flee Taliban
  3. Feds arrest guardsman, cousin for terror plot on military facility
  4. House OKs overhaul of Medicare, keeps kids insurer
  5. Blast collapses NYC apartments, injures 12
  6. Report: DEA prostitutes paid by cartel
  7. Watchdog: Policy over visas broke, but not law
  8. Special operations troops are denied commercial intelligence analysis software for missions
  9. Balanced GOP budget blueprint nears Senate OK
  10. $140M Picasso likely to set auction record
  11. Damaged Jersey shore pier to be rebuilt