Via a New York Times email alert:
An Idaho man accused of firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama or his staff. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, made his first court appearance before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh on Thursday, one day after he was arrested at a western Pennsylvania hotel. He will be taken back from a federal court in Pittsburgh to face the charges in Washington, D.C.
Ortega will remain in federal custody at least until a magistrate in Washington can determine if he should remain jailed until his trial on the charge, which carries up to life in prison.
And via another one from Politico:
An Idaho man was charged Thursday with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama during an incident last week in which shots were fired at the White House. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, was arrested Wednesday in western Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, a broken window was discovered on a residence floor of the White House, along with several bullets that may have come from Friday’s shooting. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were traveling in California at the time of the shooting incident.
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