Bullet Hits White House Window; Update: Suspect Arrested in Pennsylvania

It’s a good thing the authorities already have a suspect in mind, or else somebody might have blamed this on those darn Teabaggers (if they haven’t anyway).

As a matter of fact, the truth could be in the opposite direction:

ABC News has learned authorities are increasingly concerned that a man sought in connection with a bizarre shooting incident on the Washington Mall last week may pose a threat to President Obama.

The Secret Service now suspects that a bullet fired in this incident may have hit the White House after a bullet round was found in a White House window, though the round had not yet been conclusively linked to the incident. The round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass, while an additional round has been found on the exterior of the White House.

Police believe the suspect, 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega of Idaho, is mentally ill. Ortega has an extensive record, ranging from domestic violence to drug charges. Sources say a police investigation has uncovered evidence suggesting Ortega has a fixation on the White House.
Authorities suspect Ortega has been in the area for weeks, coming back and forth to the Washington Mall. Before the shooting, he was detained by local police at an abandoned house. U.S. Park police say Ortega may have spent time blending in with Occupy D.C. protesters.

He certainly would blend in nicely with the Occupiers, that’s for sure.

Meanwhile, the MSM refuses to stop linking the Tea Party and Sarah Palin to the shooting of Rep. Giffords, when in fact it was the work of a mentally ill lunatic, probably not unlike the person above who the media would never dare link to the Occupy protest.

Update: AP reporting the suspect has been arrested at a Pennsylvania hotel.

Update II: More on the suspect here. Thankfully he was caught.

Author: Doug Powers

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