Bullet Strikes White House Bullet-Proof Window, Suspect Arrested

Nov 17, 2011 – Bullet Strikes White House Bullet-Proof Window

The Secret Service is looking into whether a bullet fired into a window at the White House is connected to a shooting nearby last Friday.

The bullet was stopped by a bullet-proof window and did not enter the White House, the Secret Service said Wednesday. Authorities also found another round in the exterior of the White House. The bullets were found Tuesday, the Secret Service said.

“A round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass. One additional round has been found on the exterior of the White House. This damage has not been conclusively connected to Friday’s incident, and an assessment of the exterior of the White House is ongoing,” a Secret Service statement said.

There is no specific concern for President Barack Obama’s safety, a Secret Service official not authorized to speak on the record told CNN.

The bullets were found on the south side of the White House, the official told CNN.

Last Friday night at about 9 p.m., U.S. Park Police and the Secret Service investigated after hearing shots fired about 700 to 800 yards from the White House, the Secret Service statement said.

Within five minutes, officers located a vehicle in the 2300 block of Constitution Avenue.  Evidence in the vehicle led to U.S. Park Police obtaining an arrest warrant for Oscar Ortega-Hernandez,” described as a 21-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds.

A weapon registered to Ortega-Hernandez was found in the car, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.

The Suspect was later arrested on Nov 16, 2011 at an Hampton Inn hotel.