Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday arrested a man who might have been involved in a shooting that broke a White House window.
Acting on information from the Secret Service, the State Police arrested Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 21, on Wednesday afternoon at a hotel near Indiana, Pa.
The Secret Service has opened an investigation into Ortega-Hernandez for any possible threat he might pose to President Obama. He has an arrest record in three states and was believed to be living in the D.C. area.
The Secret Service discovered a bullet earlier this week that broke a pane of the White House’s exterior glass before being stopped by a second pane of stronger glass.
Another bullet was found on the exterior of the White House, according to the Secret Service, which is investigating the matter with the U.S. Park Police, the FBI, the D.C. police department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
After Friday evening’s shooting, police discovered an abandoned vehicle near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and the Lincoln Memorial. An AK-47 assault rifle was found in the car, according to multiple news sources.
Park Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Ortega-Hernandez based on the evidence allegedly found in the vehicle.
Obama and the first lady were not in any danger from the shooting. They had traveled to California last Friday and have flown to Hawaii and Australia since.